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March 11 - 14, 2024

ARC - Lifeguard Certification

Katherine Fleischer Pool • 2106 Klattenhoff Dr. AustinTX  78728 Organized by Wells Branch Municipal Utility District
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. If you're 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or a challenging career that is in demand, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you will learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED.

This course is ideal for lifeguards looking to work at a traditional still water pool. This course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive the following American Red Cross Certifications

  • Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (Valid for 2 Years)


Prerequisites

Must be at least 15 years old on the last day of class, and able to pass the following swimming test:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously unassisted
  • Two minutes treading water (legs only)
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using a front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive 7 to 10 feet. Retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. This must be completed within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  • Certificate Requirements

    To be eligible for two-year certification, you must:

    • Attend all class sessions
    • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities
    • Demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenarios
    • Pass the final written exam by 80%

    Activity Sub-Category

    Aquatics

    Location

    Katherine Fleischer Pool at Katherine Fleischer Pool

    Instructor

    Katie Hutcheson

  • When

    March 11 - 14, 2024

    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

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    Age and Gender

    Ages 15-255 · Co-Ed

    Location

    Katherine Fleischer Pool

    2106 Klattenhoff Dr. AustinTX  78728

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