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Lifeguard Training and Certification

This spring, the SRC will be offering lifeguard training and recertification classes to members, non-members and WVU students.

Blended Learning: Lifeguard Training

This blended learning class gives you the opportunity to complete part of the coursework online. The other section of the course will be held at the SRC Pool. Participants must be able to attend all classes. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 8:30am – 12:30am and Sundays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The class is $300 for members and $335.00 for non-members. There are only 10 openings remaining for this class.

This course will be offered twice during the spring semester. Choose one of the course sessions below:

For both of the classes, individuals must be able to:

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. 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 re 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 on the back 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.

In order to receive a certificate, participants must:

Part I: Complete online session by correctly answering at least 80% of the questions of the final exam, then bring printed final exam score to hands-on skills practice and assessment session.

Part II: Attend in person and demonstrate competency in the hands-on skills practice and assessment session. Source: American Red Cross No textbook required and the dates listed are for hands-on skills practice session. There is a $75 non-refundable deposit fee.

Part III: Demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenarios, demonstrate level of maturity and responsibility consistent w/Red Cross standards, and correctly answer at least 80% of questions on final written exam administered last class meeting.

For more information or to register Contact:
Sandra Peppel: sandra.peppel@mail.wvu.edu | 304-293-5078

Blended Learning: Lifeguard Training Recertification

The Lifeguard Training Recertification class is for those who are already certified and their Red Cross Lifeguard certification is soon to expire or no more than 30 days expired. Participants are required to bring their certificate of completion to the first class. Along with the four classes, students are required to complete 4-6 hours of online work prior to classes beginning.

The first Blended Learning Recertification class will be held March 4, 5, 11 and 12 from 8:30am – 12:30pm on Saturdays and 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sundays. The second recertification class will be held on March 18, 19, 25 and 26 at the same times. The classes will be held at the Student Rec Center Pool. The classes are $135.00 for members and $150.00 for non-members.

For both of the classes, individuals must be able to:

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. 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 on the back 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.

In order to receive a certificate, participants must:

Part I: Complete online session by correctly answering at least 80% of the questions of the final exam, then bring printed final exam score to hands-on skills practice and assessment session.

Part II: Attend in person and demonstrate competency in the hands-on skills practice and assessment session. Source: American Red Cross No textbook required and the dates listed are for hands-on skills practice session. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit fee.

Part III: Demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenarios, demonstrate level of maturity and responsibility consistent w/Red Cross standards, and correctly answer at least 80% of questions on final written exam administered last class meeting.

For more information or to register Contact:
Sandra Peppel: sandra.peppel@mail.wvu.edu | 304-293-5078

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