Lifeguard certification class

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a 4-day lifeguard training course on successive weekends, Sept. 22-23 and Sept. 29-30, 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, Sept. 22-23, and the following weekend, Sept. 29-30 from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sundays, 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 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; able to swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4- 7 feet of water, resurface and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool; be able to tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.

The cost of the course is $300 + $35 Red Cross fee. Please contact 893-6615 or e-mail rdaigle@sjcme.edu for more information or to register. To learn about other Red Cross classes on campus, go to www.sjcme.edu/alfond/redcross.

September 12, 2012
Contact: Sue Johnson at (207) 893-7720 or e-mail sjohnson@sjcme.edu