Lifeguard Training

PEP 260
2 CR

The primary purpose of this course is to provide entry-level lifeguard candidates with the skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Successful completion qualifies students for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Certification, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and an optional Waterfront Lifeguard Certification. [22-10-32] Lab Fee

Prerequisites: departmental approval; must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course; swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; and complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds