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 professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel takes over. The blended learning course is approximately 7 hours of work that students will be required to do at home prior to the first day of class. The in-person skills is about 20 hours and will take place at Rocky Hill High School Pool.
Prerequisites: You must be a strong swimmer and be at least 15 years old by the final scheduled class. At the first in-person class you must successfully complete 3 swim tests (300 yard continuous swim, treading water for 2 minutes and a timed event) to continue with the course. If you are unable to complete the required swim test you will receive a full refund.
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Class dates: April 12th from 8:00am-3:00pm, April 14th from 8:00am-3:00pm, April 20th from 4:30pm-8:30pm, and April 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm, if needed.
Instructor: Alyson Grate, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor