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AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING COURSE

Penn State Hazleton, an Authorized Provider of American Red Cross programs, under the instruction of Karen Stylianides, MS, is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification courses.

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. 

To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation which includes the following:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  You may swim using the front crawl, breast stroke, or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.  You should place your hands under your armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your 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 - 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
    • return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to your starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath.  You may not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or step.

The pretest is mandatory!  Participants must successfully complete the pretest BEFORE they begin the course.

Pre-test:Wednesday April 16, 2014; 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lifeguard course: Fridays April 18 & 25, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays April 19 & 26, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Location:Penn State Hazleton Pool - Physical Education Building (enter pool through locker room)
Fee: $250.00*

*Please note that if you are unable to successfully complete the pre-skills testing you will be refunded the price of the course less a $25 administrative fee.

Participation in ALL class sessions is required. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/Professional Rescuer; valid for 2 years

 


 

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING RECERTIFICATION COURSE

Is your certification going to expire soon?  As long as you have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/AED certification you are eligible to participate in a Lifeguarding Review course.

Dates & Times:Friday April 25, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday April 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Penn State Hazleton Pool - Physical Education Building (enter pool through locker room)
Fee: $65.00

Prerequisites:  To enroll you must provide proof of current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

Participation in ALL class sessions is required. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/Professional Rescuer; valid for 2 years

 


For more information or to register, contact:
Continuing Education Office
phone:  570-450-3110 
email:
lmw24@psu.edu

 

 

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Debra Conway
Slusser/Bayzick Building
Phone: 570-450-3136
Email: dxk40@psu.edu

 

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