Front crawl, breast stroke, and side stroke will be strengthened. Students will practice swimming 300 yards continuously, receiving a 10 pound brick from deep water, treading water for 2 minutes without hands, entering the water with the rescue tube, victim rescues and removal from the water, backboarding, introduction into CPR & first aid, and more! Per Red Cross requirements, goggles may be worn for the 300 yard swim, only. Females must wear a one piece swim suit. Attendance is required for ALL classes.
Water Safety Aide (WSA)
Objectives, duties, responsibilities of an aide and the skills to teach preschool swim and levels 1 to 6. Stroke technique and endurance will be taught, along with important safety skills you'll need as an aide. Then, shadow a water safety instructor. This is "hands-on" experience for an entire class session. Upon completion, you'll be able to teach all the skills at the level you are shadowing, fill out worksheets, give corrective and positive feedback and organize lesson plans in a progressive manner. Attendance is required for ALL sessions.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding plus Waterpark Module
Ages 15 years and up.
This course teaches American Red Cross lifeguarding for pools and waterparks, CPR/AED for infants, children, and adults, first aid, and blood borne pathogens. Lifeguard manual is provided. There will be 3 multiple choice written tests that students need to pass with 80% and a physical skills test out on the last day. Females must wear a one piece swim suit. Bring a swim suit, towel, lunch, water bottle and notebook to each class. Certification valid for 2 years. Attendance is required for ALL classes.
Course qualifying: On the first day of class, you must be prepared to: Show proof of age (driver's license or birth certificate showing you are at least 15 years old on or before the last day of class). Swim 300 yards continuously using a combination of breast stroke and front crawl. Swim 20 yards and surface dive seven to ten feet and bring up a 10-pound brick and swim back within 1 minute 40 seconds. Tread water for 2 minutes without hands. Goggles may be worn for the 300 yard swim, only.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review (Re-cert) plus Waterpark Module
Re-certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding for pools plus waterpark module, CPR/AED for infants, children and adults, first aid, and blood borne pathogens. Bring a swim suit, towel, lunch and water bottle to class. Females must wear a one piece swim suit. Proof of your current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification must be brought to class. Certification valid for 2 years.