Lifeguard certification class on Feb. 20-23

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a lifeguard training course from Feb. 20-23 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 Feb. 20-23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lifeguard training classes will also run April 16-19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 28, 29, May 5, 6 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.

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.

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

February 6, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu