Certification Courses

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AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

COURSE DATES & TIMES

May/June Blended Learning Course:

5/26: 5:30pm-7:00pm (pre-course swim test)
6/2: 4:00pm-8:00pm; 6/3: 10:30am-6:00pm; 6/4: 9:00am-5:00pm

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

  • Minimum age 15 on or before the final scheduled class
  • Pass pre-course swim test: 1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed, goggles permitted. 2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. 3. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface and swim 20 yards with legs only and exit the water in 1 minute 40 seconds (goggles are not permitted).
  • 100% class attendance and participation
  • Pass both a water skills test and written exam

Participants should bring a whistle/lanyard, pen/pencil and paper. Attendance at all classes is required.

Fees: Members $175; Non-Members $200

As this class is a blended learning course, you will need to have access to a computer/tablet with an internet connection to take part. The e-learning will approximately take 7 hours to complete. Participants will need to provide proof of completion of the eLearning content using one of the following methods.

■  Print or take a screen shot of your online course completion record available at the conclusion of the eLearning course and bring it to the first in-person skill session. It will read “Proceed to Skill Session”.

■  Be prepared to login to the eLearning course on the first in-person skill session to display the completion status that appears above the “Launch Course” button.

All e-learning will need to be completed by the Friday, June 2nd class in order to continue with the certification. An email with a link to access all online material will be provided upon successful completion of the pre-course test. Any questions can be directed to the Senior Aquatics Director or Aquatic Coordinator. Please be sure to provide a working email address to the front desk staff when registering for the certification. 

PC/TABLET REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE COURSE:

Processor

Dual-core processor speed greater than or equal to 2.3GHz

Memory

4 GB

Operating Systems

Desktop: Microsoft Windows 7/8/10, OS X Snow Leopard 10.6+ Tablet: iPad iOS 7+ (Safari), Android 4.0.3+ (Google Chrome) This course is not supported on smartphone devices.

Browsers

IE10+, Chrome 49+, Firefox 47+, Safari 9+

Cookies, JavaScript, images and HTML5 audio/video must be supported

Screen Resolution

1024x768

Color Depth

High Color, 32 bit

Bandwidth

2.0 mbps dedicated or faster; broadband Internet access recommended

Audio

Soundcard and either speakers or headphones for multimedia audio

NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE OF $50 due at registration; balance due after pre-course test, which is held the first hour of the first class. (Any class option changes will incur a $10 processing fee. All changes must be made at least 48 hours prior to start of first class.)


LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE

Course Dates & Times: May 6 & 7, 2017 9am - 5pm (Must attend both days)

This course is designed to re-certify a current American Red Cross Lifeguard. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer card and a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid card. Review contents of the 2012 lifeguards manual prior to attending class. This class will renew your lifeguard, first aid and CPR/AED certifications. Bring resuscitation masks, proof of certification and whistle to class.

Participants must attend all scheduled classes.

Member $100
Non-Member $125

NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE  OF $50 due at registration; balance due after pre-course test, which is held the first hour of the first class.

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