Waterfront Certification June 23, 2017

Loading Map….

Date/Time
Date(s) – 06/23/2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location
Cameron Park Lake

Categories


Class is 1 day – attendance is required.
Friday, June 23 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Purpose
The purpose of the Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in nonsurf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.Cameron Park Lake
Certification Prerequisites
Candidates must have a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED.
There is no course pre-work studying. Skill Prerequisites –
1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this module.
2. Swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
■ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
■ Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
■ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards 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.
5. Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.

Waterfront Lifeguard

Successful completion of the course includes a 2 year American Red Cross Waterfront skills certificate.

Rain or Shine

Students must bring: Bathing suit, towel, snorkel, snorkel mask, fins.

Mask and Fins

EACH participant needs to bring his/her own set of properly fitted mask and fins to the training.  This equipment will then become part of your essential waterfront gear used in underwater search and rescue.  The mask is made of soft, flexible material, with non-tinted, tempered safety glass and a head strap that is easily adjusted.  The mask fits over your eyes and nose and will have either a molded nose piece that can be squeezed to equalize pressure or a purge valve.  To check that a mask fits properly, place the mask against your face without the strap and inhale slightly through your nose to create a slight suction in the mask.  This suction should keep the mask in place without being held.

Fins come in different sizes and have either a molded heal or open heal with strap.  Blades also differ in size.  Fins with larger blades enable the person to swim faster but require more leg strength.  Select a properly sized pair of fins to match your strength and swimming ability.

Please note: Class is non-refundable and non-transferable. Failure to complete the course, or pass the prerequisite swimming evaluation, failure to show up or late arrivals, or failure of any portion of the class is non-refundable. The class will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare professional before participating. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or if there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguard course, please contact Safety Training Pros (916) 538-6447 to discuss this before enrolling.

If you are experiencing difficulties signing up for an event, please let us know 844-900-SAFE (7233) or [email protected] Other dates, classes, and locations are available, call now!

Complete the form below to enroll now:

Bookings are closed for this event.

Posted on by Trainer in Adult, Aquatics, ARC, Blended Learning, Child, CPRO, First Aid, Infant, Lifeguard, Professional Rescuers