AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING
(CPR/PR, FIRST AID, A.E.D.)
Where: Wilton Swimming Pool
Age: Students must be 15 years of age by the end of the course.
Course begins: TBD
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.
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.
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