AMERICAN RED CROSS COURSES

lifeguard watching pool

 

Blended Learning Lifeguard Course 
 

The primary purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel arrive and take over.

To be eligible for the Lifeguarding course, the participant must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled day of the session of this course.  The participant must also successfully complete the following:

 

  1. Swim 300 yards of a combination of front crawl stroke with side breathing and breaststroke.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only their legs.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.  Swim 20 yards using front crawl stroke or breaststroke, surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim yards on back holding the object to the starting point and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 

For certification, participants must attend ALL classes, pass all skills/scenarios, complete online class component, and Pass written tests with 80% or better.

  

Online Class Registration Link Pre-Test Swim
Onsite Classroom
Complete Before First Class
Call Pool to register and have link emailed to you
May 25, 2017  7:30-8:30pm May 30-June 2, 2017  4:00-9:00pm

1. Online Section 1-4

2. Read Chapters 1-6


Bring to Class:

  • First Day-Bring Proof of Age (Birth Certificate, Drivers Permit, Passport, License, etc)
  • Payment $228.50
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Online Completion Report-for Assigned Sections (Participants may work ahead on the online classroom portion)
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Water Bottle and/or Snack
  • CPR Face Mask
  • Lifeguard Manual (rev 2017)-either in print or on E-reader http://www.instructorscorner.org/files/LG_PM_digital.pdf

 
Participants must purchase their own CPR face mask.  However, participants may check out a Lifeguarding Manual (rev 2017) from the pool or download or purchase one from he Red Cross.)  Books and CPR face masks can be purchased from the Red Cross at http://www.redcrossstore.org/home

 If your mask is not received via mail by the time class starts, contact the pool to see if one is available to borrow.

 
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Become A Swim Instructor Today

Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor Course 
 
The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations.

To be eligible for the Lifeguarding course, the participant must be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course and demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

1. Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4: Front Crawl – 25 yards, Back Crawl – 25 yards, Breaststroke – 25 yards, Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards, Sidestroke – 25 yards, Butterfly – 15 yards

2. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)

3. Tread water for 1 minute

For certification, participants must attend ALL classes, pass all skills/scenarios, complete online class component, and Pass written tests with 80% or better.

 

Online Class Registration Link Pre-Test Swim
Onsite Classroom
Complete Before First Class
June 1, 2017  7:30pm-8:30pm June 5-June 9, 2017  3:00-7:00pm

1. Online Rounds 1-3

2. Read Chapters 1-4 in WSI Manual

3. Read Chapters 1-3 & 6 in SWS Manual

Participants will need to create their own American Red Cross account and pay a $35.00 registration fee in order to register and access the online learning portion of the class.

Bring to Class:

  • First Day-Bring Proof of Age (Birth Certificate, Drivers Permit, Passport, License, etc)
  • Payment $193.50, payable to PHS Pool
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Online Completion Report-for Assigned Sections (Participants may work ahead on the online classroom portion)
  • Any class written assignments
    Pencil or Pen
    Water Bottle and/or Snack
    Water Safety Instructor Manual (rev 2014) and Swimming and Water Safety manual (rev 2014) -either in print or on E-reader 

 
Participants may check out a Water Safety Instructor Manual (rev 2014) or a Swimming and Water Safety Manual http://www.instructorscorner.org/media/resources/wsicandidates/SWS_Manual_978-1-58480-605-9_Digital.pdf from the pool or download or purchase one from he Red Cross.)  Books can be purchased from the Red Cross at http://www.redcrossstore.org/home