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American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course

In the Lifeguard Training course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. You will also learn a number of lifeguarding techniques, such as surveillance: how to use rescue equipment for a distressed swimmer, active drowning victim, and passive drowning victim; and how to care for someone who may have a head, nick, or back injury.

Successful course completion requires participation in classroom and skill sessions, as will as successful performance in skill and knowledge evaluations. Participants must be 15 by the last day of the class.  Due to the nature of the skills in this course, you will be participation strenuous activities, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the floor and removing someone from the water. If you have a medical condition or disability of if you have any questions about your ability to participate fully in this course, discuss them with your physician or health-care provider and the appropriate person at the local Red Cross chapter before you start the course.

Upon successful completion on the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, you will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate. The Lifeguard Training certificate, which includes First Aid, is valid for 2 years. You will also receive a CPR/AED for the professional Rescuer certificate, which is valid for 2 year.


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