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Shallow Water Lifeguard Training Course -- 12SWL051719 (Fort Polk - Palmetto)

American Pool Georgia

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Summary:

The purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet deep and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

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Prerequisites:

  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.

  2. Swim 100 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.

  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

  4. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds.

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.

  • Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.  Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.

  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Certification Requirements:

  1. Attend and participate in all class sessions.

  2. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.

  3. Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.

  4. Pass both the Section 1- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2- Shallow Water Lifeguarding Skills final and written exams with minimum grades of 80%.


Schedule:

This class will be held on 3 days:
Day 1: May 17 5pm - 9pm
Day 2: May 18 8am - 8pm
Day 3: May 19 8am - 8pm

 Refund Policy:  

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:

  1. Ticket (paper or mobile)
  2. Bathing suit
  3. Towel
  4. Notebook and pen
  5. Lunch (optional

Special Instructions:

Instructors: Geri Wieseler

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What to expect:

Here is a full Red Cross description what what you should expect from a Lifeguard Training Course.

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Fort Polk - Palmetto
Palmetto Terrace Neighborhood Center
Fort Polk, LA 71459

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM (CDT)


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Organizer

American Pool Georgia

American Pool companies have teamed up with the American Red Cross to offer a wide range of aquatics-related training.

Through the Guard for Life program, American Pool companies hire over 6,500 lifeguards a year. Learn more at guardforlife.com or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

American Pool Enterprises, Inc. (APEI) has been an Authorized Provider with the American Red Cross since 1984. An Authorized Provider is a company, organization, individual or agency that has signed an Authorized Provider Agreement with the Red Cross to provide American Red Cross instructional programs in accordance with the standards and objectives of the program they desire to teach.

Each year American Pool companies train approximately 2,000 individuals to become American Red Cross lifeguards.

American Pool Georgia is a subsidiary of American Pool Enterprises, Inc.

American Pool Georgia
4040 Nine McFarland Dr, Suite 1100
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Toll Free: 1-877-709-7665
Phone: 770-638-1665
Fax: 770-638-0622

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