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American Red Cross Lifeguarding


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Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross Lifeguard training. Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of emergencies in and around the water. Quick response times and effective preparation are vital to be a lifeguard. Identify and understand crucial elements that help prevent drownings and injuries. Prerequisites: must be 15 years old before the course begins, must have own transportation, must be able to swim 300 yards without stopping, and must be physically able to make rescues in the water. Participants will become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer with First Aid.

Class will begin at NESS in Stonington. Every day at 11:30 we will travel to UConn at Avery Point for the swim portion of class. Students must have their own transportation to get to Avery Point and back.

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All course times are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm