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Lifeguard Course r.24
Lifeguard Course r.24

Fri, Jul 12


Downtown Durham YMCA

Lifeguard Course r.24

Online blended learning with two and a half day in-person training.

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2024, 8:30 AM EDT – Jul 14, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT

Downtown Durham YMCA , 218 W Morgan St, Durham NC 27701

About the event

Course Purpose 

The primary purpose of the courses in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to: 

▪ Prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. 

▪ Provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) professionals take over.

Course Prerequisites 

To participate in the Lifeguarding (Including Deep Water) course, participants must: 

▪ Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the Lifeguarding course. ▪ Successfully complete the two prerequisite swimming skills evaluations: 

Prerequisite 1: Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest: 

▪ Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. (Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed) 

▪ Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs 

▪ Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both o 

Prerequisite 2: 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). November 2023

▪ 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 the back to return to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping the face out at or near the surface. 

▪ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


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