Lifeguard certification training course June 21-24

Saint Joseph's College will offer a lifeguard training course in June designed to teach lifeguards the skills needed to prevent injuries, prepare for and respond appropriately to drowning, injury, breathing and cardiac emergencies. This approximately 28-hour training will train 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 certifications.

The 4-day course runs Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants must attend all four classes. All classes are at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus.

To qualify for the course, lifeguards 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 $250. Please contact 893-6615 or e-mail for more information or to register.

May 18, 2011
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail