1 Pre-requisite course for the professional lifeguard certification that teaches injury prevention,teamwork, basic rescues, and lifeguard skills. Candidates are continuously evaluated throughout the course based on standard evaluation criteria.

Duration:

25 hours

Prerequisite:

12 years of age; ability to swim to the Red Cross Swim Kids level 10 or equivalent or higher

Instructor:

Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard Instructor or higher

Evaluation:

The course is continuously evaluated; final “scenario based” practical knowledge evaluation

Completion: Attend and participate in 100% of the course; demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities; complete observation assignment during or after course

Certification: 2-year certification as Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard

Recertification: 6 hours minimum

Candidates with a Bronze Cross certification
(current or not) only need to take the 4.5-hour Red
Cross Lifeguard Preparation Course.

Course Content

>The Red Cross (includes Introduction)
>Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
>Developing Leadership
>Understanding The Aquatic Environment
>Preventing Aquatic Emergencies
>Supervision and Surveillance

 >Developing Rescue Skills
>Caring for Head and Spine Injuries
>Responding to First Aid Emergencies
>Developing Responses to Emergencies
>Getting a Job

Course Materials:

>Assistant Lifeguard Workbook
>Whistle & wrist bungee (or breakaway lanyard)

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