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March 04 - 06, 2022

Lifeguard Training

Coralville Recreation Center • 1506 8th Street CoralvilleIA  52241 Organized by Coralville Parks & Recreation Department
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Do you like working with the public? Giving back to your community? Being a lifeguard? The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course teaches skills and knowledge required for effective life guarding at swimming pools. When you successfully complete the course you will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED, and First Aid as mandatory components of the class.

Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. To be eligible for the Lifeguard Training certification, participants must score 80% or higher on all written exams and satisfactorily perform all combined skills in the water, first aid, and CPR/AED.


This lifeguard course includes an online learning component that allows you to begin the class from home. Approx. 5-7 hours of pre-course work. The online component must be completed before the first night of class. You will be asked to prove your completion of the online portion before continuing with the skill's pre-requisites and the rest of the course.

Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. To be eligible for the Lifeguard Training certification, participants must score 80% of higher on all written exams and satisfactorily perform all combined skills in the water, first aid and CPR/AED.

Prerequisities:

Ability to swim 300 yards continuously using 100 yds. front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. 100 yds. breaststroke, 100 yds. of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke. These 100 yds. may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke. There is no time limit but it must be in strong fashion and non-stop.

Starting in the water, swim 20 yds. using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a ten pound brick, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the pool without using a ladder or steps. This is a timed event; you must complete this within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Participants must be 15 years of age before the last day of the course.

Please note that to be eligible for employment, the City of Coralville requires lifeguards to be 16 years of age.

$25 application fee will be assessed if cancellation is made one week prior to the start of the session. A $40 application fee will be assessed if cancellation is made within one week of the start of the session or after the pre-test.

Age Category

Youth

Location

Recreation Center Lounge at Coralville Recreation Center

Instructor

General Activity Instructor

When

March 04 - 06, 2022

6:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Friday

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Age and Gender

Ages 15-255 · Co-Ed

Location

Coralville Recreation Center

1506 8th Street CoralvilleIA  52241

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