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Lifeguard Training - $180.00

Purpose of Course:

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.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl (freestyle), breastroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. 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 you are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  5. Certification Requirements:

    1. Attend and participate in all class sessions.
    2. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
    3. Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
    4. Pass both the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.
    5. Certificate Issued and Validity Period:

      Certificates will be emailed within 2 weeks of course completion and will be valid for two years.

      Manuals:

      The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual will be provided during class but not issued.

      Refunds:

      Refunds or transferring to other classes are not allowed when the course is less than 72 working hours in advance for most courses (instructor level courses or other courses that require online prerequisites will require a week's notice). Once a course has started we cannot offer refunds (this includes students failing an online or in person prerequisite). Cancellations and transfers made 72 working hours in advance will result in a $15 administrative fee. Refunds are not given when participants fail prerequisite testing.

      Parking

      Students, faculty, and staff of Texas State are required to register their vehicle with Parking Services, and properly display the permit anytime the vehicle is parked on campus. If you do not have a permit and/or are not a Texas State affiliate you need to park at Speck Garage. Speck Garage has a pay and display machine which will issue a permit that is good from the time you purchase it until midnight that same day. It takes debit or credit and it will cost $5. Please visit Parking Services website for more maps and info http://www.parking.txstate.edu/Regulations.html or call 512-245-2887.

      Location

      Our physical address is 1011 Academy Street, San Marcos TX 78666. If you need directions to our facility, visit our website here: http://www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/facilities/sports-fields/directions.html

Purpose of Course:

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.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl (freestyle), breastroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. 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 you are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  5. Certification Requirements:

    1. Attend and participate in all class sessions.
    2. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
    3. Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
    4. Pass both the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.
    5. Certificate Issued and Validity Period:

      Certificates will be emailed within 2 weeks of course completion and will be valid for two years.

      Manuals:

      The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual will be provided during class but not issued.

      Refunds:

      Refunds or transferring to other classes are not allowed when the course is less than 72 working hours in advance for most courses (instructor level courses or other courses that require online prerequisites will require a week's notice). Once a course has started we cannot offer refunds (this includes students failing an online or in person prerequisite). Cancellations and transfers made 72 working hours in advance will result in a $15 administrative fee. Refunds are not given when participants fail prerequisite testing.

      Parking

      Students, faculty, and staff of Texas State are required to register their vehicle with Parking Services, and properly display the permit anytime the vehicle is parked on campus. If you do not have a permit and/or are not a Texas State affiliate you need to park at Speck Garage. Speck Garage has a pay and display machine which will issue a permit that is good from the time you purchase it until midnight that same day. It takes debit or credit and it will cost $5. Please visit Parking Services website for more maps and info http://www.parking.txstate.edu/Regulations.html or call 512-245-2887.

      Location

      Our physical address is 1011 Academy Street, San Marcos TX 78666. If you need directions to our facility, visit our website here: http://www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/facilities/sports-fields/directions.html

Program Offerings

Lifeguard Training May 14-17
Spring 2018

No Spots Available
Summary Dates Time Location Status
every day from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Starting Mon, May 14 2018 and Ending Thu, May 17 2018 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Competition,Leisure,Wet Classroom

Lifeguard Training May 23-27
Spring 2018

No Spots Available
Summary Dates Time Location Status
every day from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM Starting Wed, May 23 2018 and Ending Fri, May 25 2018 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM Natatorium (Pool),Wet Classroom
every day from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Starting Sat, May 26 2018 and Ending Sun, May 27 2018 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Natatorium (Pool),Wet Classroom

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