Training Courses

Be Prepared to Prevent, Protect and Respond

Courses Offered:

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR, and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience and is offered in a traditional classroom format.

Course Fee: $60

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Courses

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Lifeguard Training with CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

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The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training 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 illness until emergency medical services personnel take over.

This course includes the following certifications: American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/ CPR/AED (valid for 2 years). A rescue mask and hip pack will be provided as part of the course fee. This course includes approximately 19.5 hours of in-person instruction and 7 hours online.

Requirements

  • Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.
  • 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.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the aquatic manager.

Course Fee: $230 ($75 is non-refundable if the pre-test is failed)

Course Dates: June 18-20th

Time: 4-8pm and 9am-6pm

Requirements

Before entering Junior Lifeguarding, participants must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
  •  Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.
  •  Complete the Water Competency Sequence. Water Competency Sequence
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Water Competency Sequence

  1. Step into water from the side and totally submerge.
  2. Maintain position for one minute by treading water or floating (or a combination of the two).
  3. Rotate one full turn and orient to the exit.
  4. Level off and swim on the front or back for 25 yards.
  5. Exit without using a ladder or steps

Course Fee: $215 ($75 is non-refundable if pre-test is failed)

Course Dates: July 8-12th

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Junior Lifeguarding

10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program. The Junior Lifeguarding course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard.

Junior Lifeguarding is designed for youths 11 years of age, or those who have completed the 5th grade through 14 years of age.