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Being prepared for different types of emergencies is an invaluable skill.  Knowing how to bandage a wound, care for a sudden illness, when to call 911 or how to rescue a drowning victim can make a difference.  Join us in these hands on classes and learn how to save a life.

Individual and group training classes are available!  Take a class on your own or set one up for your group; the choice is yours. Learn more about options for groups and organizations, and see below for individual class options. 



The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.  This course includes 5 hours of instruction, and when offered in one day, a meal break.  Participants should be prepared to sit, stand, kneel and lie down throughout the course as they experience a combination of classroom instruction and skill practice.

Classes: Choose only one

Class #1:

Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00a – 2:00p

Class #2:

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00p-7:00p

Class #3:

Sunday, March 18, 12:00p – 6:00p

Class #4:

Saturday, April 28th, 12:00p – 6:00p

Pricing:  
Students
$60                
Members $75                   
Nonmembers $90

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program trains professional-level rescuers – EMS personnel, firefighters, athletic trainers, and medical professionals – to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.  This expands on the basic First Aid/CPR/AED course by introducing the use of resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVM) and working with a second rescuer to perform CPR as a team.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers valid for two years.  This course includes 6 hours of instruction, and when offered in one day, a meal break is scheduled.  Participants should be prepared to sit, stand, kneel and lie down throughout the course as they experience a combination of classroom instruction and skill practice.

Classes: Choose only one

Class #1:

Tuesday & Thursday, February 13th & 15th, 5:00p-8:00p both nights

Class #2:

Friday, March 2nd, 1:00p-7:00p

Class #3:

Wednesday & Thursday, April 18th & 19th, 5p-8p both nights

Pricing: 
Students
$60                
Members $75                   
Nonmembers $90

Provides entry-level participants or lifeguards with expired certificates the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.  Participants will learn to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.  Those who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

This course includes approximately 30 hours of instruction and on full days, a meal break.  Participants should be prepared to swim, sit, stand, kneel and lie down throughout the course as they experience a combination of classroom instruction and skill practice both in the water and on land.  As this is a very physical course, participants must wear a well-fitting swim suit (trunk, jammer or board short styles for men and one piece for women).

Prerequisites

Minimum age: 15 years old on the last day of class

Swim: 300 yards (12 lengths in a 25 yard pool) swum continuously using front crawl, breast stroke or a combination of the two.  Participants may use goggles but may not stop between lengths.

Tread: using only legs to kick, participants must hold a vertical position in the water for two (2) minutes with the head above the surface.  Arms are either crossed with hands under arms or up with hands above the water.

Timed event: without goggles and starting in the water, participants have one (1) minute and forty (40) seconds to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point.  The participant must exit the water without using a ladder or steps at which point the timer stops.

Following successful completion of the prerequisite skills on the first day of class, participants are able to continue with the remainder of the material.  Anyone failing to complete the prerequisite skills may transfer to another course and try again.  However, refunds are not available.

All class meetings must be attended in order to receive certification.  Accommodations will not be made for schedule conflicts and make up dates are not available.

Classes

The Lifeguarding course is offered several times before the summer season begins.  Each course has multiple meeting days and times, all of which must be attended in order to receive certification.  Regular breaks are given each class day along with a meal break on longer days.  If a participant has a scheduling conflict during one course, they will not be allowed to make up that information on another day or in another course. 

Class #1: March 8th-11th, 2018

Thursday, March 8th, 4p-9p
Friday, March 9th, 4p-9p
Saturday, March 10th, 9a-7p
Sunday, March 11th, 9a-6p

Class #2: April 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st, 2018

Friday, April 13th, 4p-9p
Saturday, April 14th, 9a-7p
Friday, April 20th, 4p-9p
Saturday, April 21st, 9a-7p

Class #3: May 17th-20th, 2018

Thursday, May 17th, 4p-9p
Friday, May 18th, 4p-9p
Saturday, May 20th, 9a-7p
Sunday, May 21st, 9a-6p

Class #4: May 21st-25th, 2018

Monday, May 21st, 4p-9p
Tuesday, May 22nd, 4p-9p
Wednesday, May 23rd, 4p-9p
Thursday, May 24th, 9a-6p
Friday, May 25th, 9a-6p

Pricing

Students $150              
Members $175                 
Nonmembers $200

Individuals currently certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding may participate in this two day review course to renew their certification before its expiration date.  Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

The review course includes approximately 10 hours of instruction and on full days a meal break.  Participants should be prepared to swim, sit, stand, kneel and lie down throughout the course as they experience a combination of classroom instruction and skill practice both in the water and on land.  As this is a very physical course, participants must wear a well-fitting swim suit (trunk, jammer or board short styles for men and one piece for women).

Prerequisites

Must bring proof of current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate that expires after the last day of the review course. 

Swim: 300 yards (12 lengths in a 25 yard pool) swum continuously using front crawl, breast stroke or a combination of the two.  Participants may use goggles but may not stop between lengths.

Tread: using only legs to kick, participants must hold a vertical position in the water for two (2) minutes with the head above the surface.  Arms are either crossed with hands under arms or up with hands above the water.

Timed event: without goggles and starting in the water, participants have one (1) minute and forty (40) seconds to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point.  The participant must exit the water without using a ladder or steps at which point the timer stops.

Anyone failing to complete the prerequisite skills may transfer to another course and try again.  However, refunds are not available.

All class meetings must be attended in order to receive certification.  Accommodations will not be made for schedule conflicts and make up dates are not available.

Classes

The Lifeguarding Review course meets over two days, both of which must be attended to in order to receive certification.  If a participant has a scheduling conflict during one course, they will not be allowed to make up that information on another day or in another course.  Regular breaks are given each class day along with a meal break on longer days.

Class #1: March 30th & 31st, 2018

Friday, March 30th, 4p-9p
Saturday, March 31st, 8a-1p

Class #2: May 11th & 12th, 2018

Friday, May 11, 4p-9p
Saturday, May 12, 8a-1p

Class #3: June 1st & 2nd, 2018

Friday, June 1, 4p-9p
Saturday, June 2, 8a-1p

Pricing

Students $70                
Members $90                   
Nonmembers $110

 

Lifeguarding Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach the core courses in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, including Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding.  Additional modules that may be taught include Waterfront & Waterpark skills, Bloodborne Pathogens training and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

Instructor candidates will:

  • Review and practice land and water skills from the basic level Lifeguarding course
  • Learn how to use course materials used to conduct lectures, facilitate discussions & activities and run skill sessions & scenarios
  • Learn how to evaluate participants’ skill competency
  • Gain experience giving and receiving feedback to and from other candidates

To receive certification as a Lifeguarding Instructor, candidates must:

  • Complete the online course prerequisite
  • Successfully complete the in-person pre-course session and all practice teaching assignments
  • Attend and actively participate in all course sessions and activities
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all skills and score at least 80 percent on the instructor written exam

Prerequisites

Minimum age: 17 years old on or before the last day of class.  Proof of age must be provided.

Online Orientation to the American Red Cross: all candidates will be sent a link to complete this online material prior to the first class meeting.

Certification: show proof that the candidate possesses a current basic level American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate

Skill Assessment Scenarios: candidates will be evaluated on their lifeguarding, first aid, CPR and AED skills in two scenarios and are expected to demonstrate those skills to the standard.

Classes

Class #1: March 23rd-26th, 2018

Friday, March 23, 4p-8p
Saturday, March 24, 9a-6p
Sunday, March 25, 10a-6p
Monday, March 26, 4p-8p

Class #2: April 27th-28th and May 4th-5th, 2018

Friday, April 27th, 4p-8p
Saturday, April 28th, 9a-6p
Friday, May 4th, 4p-8p
Saturday, May 5th, 9a-6p

Pricing  

Students $175              
Members $200                 
Nonmembers $250

This course trains instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations such as Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Basic Water Rescue, and General Water Safety 

Instructor candidates learn to:

  • Identify key elements, strategies & principles for planning, preparing & conducting effective and safe swim lessons
  • Develop effective observation and communication skills for teaching swimming
  • Modify teaching methods to meet unexpected challenges or to accommodate participants who move, learn, communicate or behave differently.

Participants learn teaching and stroke progression techniques that are used to prepare and conduct a minimum of four (4) practice teaching assignments throughout the course.  An emphasis is also placed on personal stroke and skill development to help enhance each participant’s current skill level.

As this course has both online and in class components, participants are required to complete all assigned online tasks prior to each class meeting.  Certificates will not be issued until all components are complete.

Prerequisites

Minimum age: 16 years old on or before the last day of class

Online Orientation to the American Red Cross: all candidates will be sent a link to complete this online material prior to the first class meeting.

Swim:

  • Front crawl – 25 yards
  • Back crawl – 25 yards
  • Breaststroke – 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke – 25 yards
  • Sidestroke – 25 yards
  • Butterfly – 15 yards

Float or skull: maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water

Tread: using arms and legs, hold a vertical position with head above the water for 1 minute

Anyone failing to complete the prerequisite skills may transfer to another course and try again.  However, refunds are not available.

Classes

All class meetings must be attended in order to receive certification.  Accommodations will not be made for schedule conflicts and make up dates are not available.

Class #1: April 6th – 10th, 2018

Friday, April 6th, 4p-9p
Saturday, April 7th, 9a-7p
Sunday, April 8th, 9a-7p
Monday, April 9th, 4p-9p
Tuesday, April 10th, 4p-9p

Class #2: May 29th – June 1st, 2018

Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st, 9a-6p each day

Pricing

Students $175              
Members $200                 
Nonmembers $250

Advance registration is required for all posted classes with a minimum class size of 3 participants.  If the minimum is not reached three business days prior to the first class meeting, the class will be canceled.  Individual Registration may be completed online or with Member Services in the Recreation and Wellness Center. Check out these instructions for setting up an online account.  Participants will receive an email prior to the class date with course specific information related to materials, meeting location and parking.

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