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American Red Cross - Lifeguard Certification Course
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Lifeguarding Course - ages 15 and up
The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program objective is to teach the skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.
Fee includes all materials. There is approximately 11 hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class. Once registered with Granby Recreation, the instructor, Drew McWeeney, will contact the American Red Cross with the participants contact information. IMPORTANT: The American Red Cross will send a web link directly to the participant in order to begin their online course work. Please check your email for an email from the American Red Cross.
• Swim 300 yards continuously using a mix of front crawl
• Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds
• Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes
Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid, CPR/AED, and Waterfront for the Professional Rescuer: Valid for 2 years.
• Lifeguard Course
Thursday, June 22th 1pm - 8pm, Friday, June 23rd 1pm - 8pm, & Sunday, June 25th 1pm - 8pm
Location: Salmon Brook Park. Please bring a dinner.