Lifeguard certification class

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a 4-day lifeguard training course on successive weekends, April 28-29 and May 5-6, that is designed to teach the skills needed to prevent injuries, prepare for and respond appropriately to drowning, injury, breathing and cardiac emergencies. This 28-hour training will instruct participants according to the newly released lifeguard program, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Qualifying participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR certification.

The 4-day course runs Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, and the following weekend, May 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and participants must attend all four classes. All classes are held at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. To qualify for the course, participants must be: at least 15 years old by the end of class; able to swim 300 yards with 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breast stroke and 100 yards of either front crawl or breast stroke; able to do a 20-yards back-and-forth swim with surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound object from a depth of 7-10 feet, under 1 minute 40 seconds; be able to tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.

The cost of the course is $275. Please contact 893-6615 or e-mail for more information or to register.

April 9, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail