Lifeguard certification class on April 16-19

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a lifeguard training course during school vacation week, from April 16-19, 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 course runs Monday through Thursday, April 16-19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants must attend all four classes. All classes are held at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. A future lifeguard training classes will run April 28, 29, May 5, 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 rdaigle@sjcme.edu for more information or to register.

March 23, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu