Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training

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Lifeguard Bootcamp

May 30 through June 2, 2017
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100.00

Come get your lifeguard and CPR renewed during this four-day bootcamp. The camp will be May 23 through May 26, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bootcamp is open to the public at a cost of $100.00 Participants must be available to attend all sessions.  For more information contact Heather Tuggle at 686-8009 or 686-8651.

Water Safety Instructor Training

June 12 - 14, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $175.00

This course is designed to certify students as American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Students completing this course will be eligible to teach all the Youth Lesson progressions.  Parent and Child Lessons, Community Water Safety and WSI aide.  Instructor candidates will learn how to use program materials effectively, plan and conduct courses.

Students must have completed the Fundamentals of Instructor Training Course before enrolling in this course. This course will have Blended Learning with it.  Registration is at the Park and Recreation office.  Form can be downloaded - see above...Lifeguard Certification Class Registration Form 2016.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

June 5 - 7,  2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $185.00

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.  This class teaches all lifeguarding skills and how to respond to and prevent emergency situations.  Certifications include: Lifeguard training with Waterpark, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, and Preventing Disease Transmission.

Minimum Requirements:

Lifeguard with Waterpark Certification: Minimum age 15. Ability to swim 300 meters (100 meters front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 100 meters breaststroke, 100 meters either front crawl or breaststroke). Must swim 25 yards, retrieve 10 lb. brick and swim back with no hands, face staying at the surface of the water in 1 minute and 40 seconds.  No goggles allowed for this.  Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands (hands must be placed in arm pits).

Junior Lifeguard Program

July 10 - 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $45

In Junior Lifeguarding Camp learn basic water rescues, valuable CPR and First Aid skills, and much more about the many roles of the Professional LIfeguard.  Minimum requirements: Age" 12 - 14. Swim 50 yards continuously using free style and breaststroke. Tread water for a minimum of 1 minute. Retrieve a 10 pound block from the bottom of pool. Minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 participants.

Babysitting & Child Care Training

July 10 - 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. to noon
Huntington Pool
Ages: 12 - 14 years old
Cost: $45

The American Red Cross is the nation's leader in babysitting classes and child care training - and will prepare youth to be the best sitter in their neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitter certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter.

Designed for new babysitters this Red Cross childcare training course will allow youth to gain the skills necessary to care for kids of all ages. It will help participants develop leadership skills, build their business, help keep themselves and others safe, learn basic child care and basic first aid.  The course will be taught according to skill level.
NOTE: Babysitting and Junior Lifeguard can be combined for a total cost of $100. Participants will stay at R. W. Huntington Municipal Pool each day until 5:00 p.m. Morning/afternoon snacks and lunch will be provided for participants enrolled in both classes.