The primary 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 professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel takes over. The course is approximately 30 hours consisting of pool and classroom work. Class takes place at Rocky Hill High School.
Prerequisites: You must be a strong swimmer and at least 15 years old by the final scheduled class. You must successfully complete 3 swim tests (300 yard continuous swim, treading water for 2 minutes and a timed event) at the pre-course session to continue with the course. If you are unable to complete the pre-course session you will receive a full refund.
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Detailed schedule below.
Pre-course session: Monday, November 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Class dates: November 14-December 8
Instructors: Sally Kurdziel and Courtney McCloskey, Head Lifeguards and Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructors