Lifeguarding with CPR / AED for Professional Rescuers and Administering Emergency Oxygen
The primary purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. The Administering Emergency Oxygen module gives participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVMs) and emergency oxygen.
All courses include the following base-level certifications: American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (valid for 2 years) and Administering Emergency Oxygen (valid for 2 years). A rescue mask will be provided as part of the course fee. Participants will need to obtain an current copy of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual, which can be downloaded free of charge from the American Red Cross website.
(class length is approximately 27-30 hours)
The following prerequisites must be met in order to continue with the program (if this pre-test is failed there will be a charge of $75.00):
1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
2. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
3. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back 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.
Lifeguarding with CPR / AED for Professional Rescuers and Administering Emergency Oxygen REVIEW COURSE
The Review Course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to recertify lifeguards holding a current Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis, or Star Guard Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification. In order to be eligible for the course, participants must hold a current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification. In order to be eligible for the course, participants must present a copy of the current Lifeguarding CPR/AED certification to the instructor before the start of the class to verify the expiration date. Please note that if the Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate is expired, participants must take the full Lifeguarding course. The review course is approximately 12-13 hours in length. If required, participants who need to renew their Water Park certification can do so in either the May or June classes. Candidates who need to re-certify their Lifeguard certification only (no Waterpark) can take any of the Review classes. If the participant also holds a current Administering Emergency Oxygen certification, this can be re-certed at the same time as Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED at no additional charge.
Review Course Fee: $129
($75 is non-refundable if pre-test is failed)