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Lifeguarding Class

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Purpose

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with 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 emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Cost: $175 (Includes book, mask, and certification)

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Instructor: Tami Fee. Please direct any specific questions you may have to her at T.A.Fee@iup.edu.

Dates and Times

 Date Time
Location
April 25
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Room G60 Suites on Maple-East
April 26
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lepley Natatorium (Zink Hall)
April 27
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lepley Natatorium (Zink Hall)
May 3 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Lepley Natatorium (Zink Hall)
May 4 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Lepley Natatorium (Zink Hall)

Prerequisites

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • 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 is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

31 Hours of Training Required

  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.