Lifeguard certification class

Saint Joseph’s College is offering two four-day lifeguard training courses on Feb. 18 to 21 and April 15 to 18. These certification courses teach the skills needed to prevent injuries and to prepare for and respond appropriately to drowning, injury, and breathing and cardiac emergencies. The nearly 28-hour training will instruct participants according to the 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.

Participants must attend all four days of classes, held at the Harold Alfond Center on Saint Joseph’s Standish campus. To qualify for the course, participants must be at least 15 years old by the end of class; be able to swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; complete a 20-yard back-and-forth swim with surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound object from a depth of 7 to 10 feet in less than one minute and 40 seconds; and be able to tread water for two minutes using only the legs.

Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is $300, plus a $35 Red Cross fee. Please contact 893-6615 or email for more information or to register.

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January 31, 2013
Contact: David Svenson at 207-893-7723 ·