From Saturday, May 05 2012 - 9:00am To Sunday, May 06 2012 - 5:00pm Every day
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LAKEPORT, Calif. – Lifeguard training is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The class space is limited, depending on registrations the class may only be Saturday, May 5.
Those who are interested will need to do the following to register and be prepared for the course.
It is strongly advised that interested candidates who haven’t been swimming in a while to avail themselves of a pool and train a little. If you don’t, the test although not timed can still come a shock.
If any candidates can’t do it, they will not be able to continue the class. Candidates must be 15 years old to participate.
Requirements to become a lifeguard:
$137 payment payable to Matthew Reid.
300 yard swim (12 lengths of a 25 yard pool). This is not timed. Trainees must swim front- crawl, breaststroke or both, mixing it up how they see fit, in a continual forward motion, demonstrating controlled breathing.
A new prerequisite addition is that trainees must be able to tread water for two minutes w/their hands under their armpits. Legs only.
Pick up a 10 pound object off the pool bottom and swim it some distance.
All text material is available on the ARC Website, www.americanredcross.org . Anyone can go on this site, type in “Lifeguarding Manual” in the search engine and review chapter 6, water rescue skills, and chapter 11 – spinal injury management. Review and know these chapters.
All candidates need to bring one to two swim suits and a big towel, a change of dry cloths, and lunch or money for lunch.