Upon completion of all skills and written tests, this course will certify the participant in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED & First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, and will provide the skills and knowledge needed to become a lifeguard. Participants must pass a prerequisite swim test prior to the first day of class, and there are required homework assignments. The cost for all learning materials is provided for in the course fee. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive American Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED First Aid, and is an excellent addition to any resume. No make-up sessions are provided, and it is recommended that participants attend every session.
Spring 2013 Dates:
Please note, Learn to Guard is only offered in the spring semester.
Learn to Guard Registration:
In the Campus Recreation Main Office, Pearson/McGonigle Complex, Suite 303. Registration dates for Spring 2013: Monday, February 4th - March 18th.
Fridays, March 22nd - April 19th
All classes are from 5pm-10pm in the Pearson/McGonigle Complex Pools 30 and 31.
Cost: $185 (includes the Lifeguard book)
Prerequisites: Participant must be the child of a Temple University student, staff, faculty, or administrator, be between 15 years and 24 years of age, can swim 300 yards (12 laps) continuously using front crawl and breaststroke, retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 10 feet and return brick to shallow end, and tread water for a few minutes.
Lifeguard Training Course Sessions:
I. Introduction and Prerequisite Test
II. Being a Professional Lifeguard
III. Injury Prevention and Facility Safety
IV. Patron Surveillance
V. Emergency Preparation
VI. Rescue Skills
VII. Breathing and Cardiac Emergencies
VIII. AED (Automated External Defibrillation)
IX. Caring for Head, Back, and Spinal Injuries in Water
X. First Aid
XI. Final Written and Practical Examination
For more information, as well as questions regarding Aquatics registration, contact Nicole Schafer, Aquatics Coordinator by phone at (215)-204-1675, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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