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Lifeguard Training Course -- 01LGT052017 (Goucher College- PreTest Included)

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May 20, 2017 – 3:00 PM

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21286 Map

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Summary: The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Questions? First read the info below. If you still have questions, simply click the "Contact the Organizer" button. Prerequisites: Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Schedule: This class will be held on 6 days:Day 1: May 20th 3-7pDay 2: May 21st 1-7pDay 3: May 22nd 1-7pDay 4: May 23rd 1-7pDay 5: May 24th 1-7pDay 6: May 25th 1-7p Employee Pricing:In order to pay the employee class price of $150.00 Lifeguard and Legal Guardian (if lifeguard is under the age of 18 years) agree to work the minimum hours required for 2017 stated in the table below based off of the date the Lifeguard was hired.  Date Hired Hours Required Before 7/1 250 Between 7/1 and 8/1 200 After 8/1 150 Refund Policy Effective Date 11/1/16-10/31/17 There will be no refunds given for discounted lifeguard or pretest classes. Our standard cost of the lifeguard class and pretest is $450.00 ($400 for lifeguard training and $50.00 for the pretest), if you are paying any amount less than $450.00 it is considered discounted training.   In the event you are dealing with an extenuating circumstance and wish to request a refund please know that all extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis and MUST be pre-approved by our training department. Documentation of the extenuating circumstance must be submitted to Jess Muir (please see below for contact information). Please note: Failing the lifeguard pretest, not showing up to the lifeguard class, missing a day of the lifeguard class, or showing up late to the lifeguard class does not qualify the participant for a refund or qualify as an extenuating circumstance. If you signed up for a class and you must change the date of the class, there will be a $50.00 transfer fee which is due immediately upon transfer. Please call our office and ask to speak with Jess Muir or email her to complete the transfer (contact information is listed below).  Email- jmuir@americanpool.com Fax- To the Attention of Jess Muir 410-363-9959 Telephone- 1-877-705-7665 Remember to bring your: Ticket (paper or mobile) Bathing suit Towel Notebook and pen Lunch (optional Special Instructions: Instructors:  Jess Muir {Include information about parking or lunch} What to expect: Here is a full Red Cross description what what you should expect from a Lifeguard Training Course. View description

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