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American Red Cross Lifeguarding

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or challenging career that’s in demand, the

American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the best place to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part

of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

• Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.

• First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.

• Professional lifeguard responsibilities.

• Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Here’s your chance to build your résumé and show the world what you can do:

• Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills.

• Be a hero by learning lifesaving skills, such as first aid, CPR and AED.

• Have fun and earn money at a job you love.

These jobs are in high demand! Plus, American Red Cross certification is recognized nationwide so you

can work anywhere in the U.S. No other training organization helps train as many lifeguards each year

as the American Red Cross.

The Purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.  The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries.
To be eligible for the course, the participant must be 15 years of age on or before the last day of the scheduled course.  The participant must successfully complete the following:
1.  Swim 300 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 isnot allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.
2.  Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
3.  Starting in the water, swim about 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim about 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within a time limit.  Goggles are not allowed.

Please note that in order to be fully registered for a course, you must purchase the course you plan to attend.
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