Lifeguard Training

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING
(CPR/PR, FIRST AID, A.E.D.)

When: March 24 the course will conclude March 25. 

Where:  Wilton Swimming Pool

Cost: $200.00 This covers the cost of the class and certification with the Red Cross. Certifications are good for 2 years. 

Cost: $100 for recertificatiion. This covers the cost of the class and certification with the Red Cross.

Age requirements:  Students must be 15 years of age by  March 25, 2018.

Course begins: March 24 the course will conclude March 25. If you are needing recertification you will only need to be in attendance ALL DAY SUNDAY. 

You will be responsible for completing ALL OF THE  PRE-WORK (roughly 7 hours) before we begin on Saturday, March 24.  If you do not complete this pre-work you will not be ready to pick up where we begin on Saturday and unable to complete the course. Please plan to complete the initial eLearning lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills session on Saturday, March 24. You will need to be able to show the instructors that you’ve completed the testing and modules on your phone (pdf or screenshot) or by printing the completion certificate and bring it to our first meeting.

 Below you will find the link for the pre class work. To be able to access the class work you need to create a login name and password.

http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af

 Students need to set a time up with Ryan to demonstrate their abililty to complete the following three task prior to the start of the class. Please contact Ryan at the pool to schedule a pre-skills test. The pre test typically takes less than one hour.  

Pre skills requirements are as followed:

Failure to complete any of these skills will result in dismissal from the class.

1.  Prospective participants must show that they can swim 300 yards continuously using 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.  NOTE:  There is no time requirement for this skill. This is the most diffucult aspect of the class. If you are not a swimmer I suggest getting to the pool and begin training to build up endurance.

2.  Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.

3.  Start in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps , within 1 minute 40 seconds. (NOTE:  When returning to the starting point, the candidate must hold the 10lb. object with both hands and must keep his or her face above the water.  This can be achieved by swimming on their back using a whip  (breaststroke kick on their back) or a rotary (eggbeater) kick. 

For more information and to pre-register: Class size has a maximum of 10 students. 

Call 563-732-2445. 

Or email Ryan at ryanfarnsworth@wiltoncsd.org