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Lifeguard Training Course (Blended Learning)- 36LGB040817 (Mary Washington)
Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Apr 9, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT
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.
Questions? First read the info below. If you still have questions, simply click the "Contact the Organizer" button.
Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
Successful completion of the online Pre-Work (see below for more information).
Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return 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. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
This class requires online pre-work. Once you have paid for this class, you will receive a link to the online pre-work.
You will need to bring the printed verification that shows the completion of these mandatory online sessions to the first day of this class.
This class will be held on 2 days:
Day 1: April 8th from 10am-8pm
Day 2: April 9th from 10am-8pm
In the event you cancel your enrollment in a course, please notify the organizer in writing one week in advance of the course start date to receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee to cover third party costs. If you cancel your enrollment in the course less than one week prior to the course start date, your payment of the course will be forfeited. Any fees forfeited are available to be applied toward a future course.
If you enroll in a lifeguarding course and you do not pass the swimming prerequisite you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee to cover third party costs. This forfeited processing fee is available to be applied toward a future course.
Remember to bring your:
- Ticket (paper or mobile)
- Printed verification of completed online pre-work
- Bathing suit
- Notebook and pen
- Lunch (optional)
Instructors: Gary Alonso
Location: The swimming pool is located in Goolrick Hall on the route 1 side of campus. Next to the Anderson Center and Fitness Center. If you are going south on route 1 make a left on Alvey Drive (North on route 1 make a right) and go about 200 ft and park on the parking deck (on left). The pool is at the top of the hill and it has an all glass exterior.
Refund Policy: To receive a full refund for a course that you cannot attend, you must submit a written request to our training department by mail, email, or fax. This request must be received by our office at least 2 weeks before the start of the registered course. All refunds issued will be less any applicable transaction fees. In the event you need to cancel your enrollment in the course with less than 2 weeks’ notice, then the payment of the course will be forfeited.