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PED 113 - Lifeguard Training

Provides the necessary minimum skills to become certified as a lifeguard by the American Red Cross.  Introduction to lifeguard procedures, supervision, rescue techniques, swimming skills, facilities, and spinal injury management.  Provides practice of water skills, rescue techniques, swimming speed and conditioning.  For lifeguard certification by the American Red Cross, students must meet skill and time requirements and pass a written final exam.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  Ability to swim 500 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:  200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick, 100 yards of breaststroke; 200 yards of front crawl or breaststroke using rhythmic breathing (may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke); ability to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of seven to ten feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards to the starting point with the object.

Note:  Adult CPR and standard first-aid are additional requirements for certification by the American Red Cross and are not included in this course.  These courses must be completed before the end of the term, for Red Cross lifeguard training certification to be completed.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Become a certified Lifeguard with the American Red Cross.
2.  Hold current certification in Adult CPR and standard First-Aid.
3.  Successfully pass water and written final exam in Lifeguard training.

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