2013 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
25 1/3 hours
$160 (includes electronic text)
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding 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.
Prerequisite 1 300-Yard Swim
Prospective participants must perform a 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swimming on the
back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed.
Prerequisite 2 Tread Water
Prospective participants must tread water for 2 minutes without support and without stopping while their head remains above the surface of the water. When treading, only the legs can be used. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
Prerequisite 3 Timed Event
Prospective participant on the following skill to be performed within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Decide which dates work best for your schedule then call us to preregister. 100% attendance is required. (850) 474-2981 or (850) 474-2497.
Lifeguard candidates must be able to complete all prerequisite skills on the first class meeting. Only $50 will be refunded if for any reason candidates are unable to complete course within scheduled time-frame.