Events

Lifeguard Training R24
Date: Apr. 19, 2024 - Apr. 21, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to:
■ Prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in both shallow water (less than 7 feet) and deeper water (7 feet or more).
■ Provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) professionals take over.

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite swimming skills evaluation, which includes two parts and takes place during the first class session.
■ Prerequisite 1: Jump in, submerge, resurface and swim 150 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes, and then swim 50 more yards. While swimming, you must keep your face in the water and demonstrate good breath control. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed. When treading, you must use only your legs.
■ Prerequisite 2: Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive (head-first or feet-first) to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping your face at or near the surface. Swimming the distance underwater is not permitted. Exit the water without using a ladder or the steps.

Class - Friday 4pm -8pm; Saturday/Sunday 8am-4pm.  Please bring towels, 1 piece swim suit, googles, snacks/lunch and water bottle. This is a BLENDED Learning Class.  You must complete the online portion prior to Friday night.

Location: Appleton West Zepka Pool
Address:  Badger Avenue
Appleton, WI
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Admission Fee: $150.00