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Lifeguard Certification Training Course 2019

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American Red Cross Course Offered May 31 - June 2, 2019

For years, Victory Valley has trained lifeguards for other camps and community pools, as well as for service at Victory Valley Camp. Students who successfully complete the course will receive American Red Cross certification in lifeguarding, CPR, first aid, and AED. Certification is valid for 2 years.

Course enrollment is limited to just 12 students, so download a registration form and mail it in with your check today.

No CPR or First Aid certifications are needed prior to class. To receive your certification, you must pass physical and written tests. There is also some online training that will need to be completed before the in-person sessions. You will receive more information on this when you send in your registration form.

Description:

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 EMS personnel take over. The blended learning offering is designed to provide a flexible online learning environment for the knowledge-based aspects of the lifeguarding course, along with videos demonstrating the skills that participants will practice and master during the facility portion of the training.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 15 years old by June 2, 2019
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using a combination of crawl (freestyle) and breaststroke.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Swim 20 yards, submerge to a depth of 10 feet, pick up a 10 lb. object, swim back 20 yards with both hands holding the weight, and exit the water without a ladder or steps

Certification Requirements:

  • Attend and participate in all class sessions
  • Complete all online training
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills, activities, and final rescue scenarios
  • Pass written exams with a minimum grade of 80%

Course Details:

  • Cost - $285
  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, May 31 at 12:00pm to Sunday, June 2 at 1:00pm
  • Lodging and Meals (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast) included

Lodging:

Lodging will be in our camp cabins. Each cabin is a dormitory-style room, with a full bathroom. No private housing is availabe. Bring your own linens, towels, soap, shampoo, flip-flops, etc. 

What to Bring:

Usual camp stuff - sleeping bag or sheets, pillow, toiletries, towels, swimsuit, goggles (optional), casual clothes. It is normally chilly in and/or out of the pool; please bring warm clothes to bundle up in.

Materials Needed

All candidates are responsible for providing their own Lifeguard Manual. A copy may be purchased at https://dt.redcrossstore.org/ for approximately $35 dollars. A digital copy may be downloaded for free at http://www.redcross.org/participantmaterials.

Location

Victory Valley Camp - 7352 Salem Bible Church Road - Zionsville, PA 18092

Questions?

Call 610-966-5880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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