Lifeguard In-Person Session - 01-060620 (Town of Somerset)
We are excited to offer you the American Red Cross Instructor-Led Lifeguarding course. The outbreak of COVID-19 created a world of social distancing. Our lifeguarding course combines online instructor-led sessions with in-person skills sessions reducing the touch points and time spent together. CDC indicates that there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.
Our training guidelines include phased training, heightened hand hygiene and sanitizing procedures recommended by CDC,enhanced PPE requirements, including face coverings being worn for the duration of the in-person sessions (except for when submerged in-water), participant screening, and further training for our Lifeguard Instructors. Our training guidelines are based on input from many certifying agencies and CDC.
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Lifeguard Training Prerequisites:
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 Lifeguard Learning LIVE Session will require 9 hours of online virtual training. You must complete an online session to move onto the in-person session (17.5 hours).
Day 1: 06/06/20 9AM-6PM
Day 2: 06/07/20 9AM-6PM
Instructors: Marko Ristic
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