The American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be held May 3 5, & 7.
The following are pre-requisites you MUST be able to accomplish in order to participate in the class.
These pre-requisites are established by the American Red Cross and we must adhere to them.
Prerequisites are as follows:
Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
2. 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 may be used.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
4. 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 on the back 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.
■ Attend and participate in all class sessions.
■ Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
■ Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
■ Pass both the Section 1—CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and
Section 2—Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.
All class participants that pass the course will be receiving their certificate by email. Therefore we will need a current email address.
The following are the dates, times, locations, and activities planned for the training.
Thursday May 3 at 4pm - 10pm Hickory Grove School Pool.