Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona State College is offering an American Red Cross-certified lifeguarding course which will provide training in rescue skills.
The course, which consists of classroom and pool time, will teach first aid, CPR, AED, and how to prevent accidents, as well as proper use of equipment and lifeguarding responsibilities.
“What you’re going to learn is not only the lifeguarding side of it as far as water rescues, but you’re also going to learn the first aid side of it,” said Laura Anderson, Manager of the Fitness Aquatic Center at DSC.
Thursday, March 23, at 5 PM, the course begins with a required pretest consisting of a 300-yard continuous swim, a timed swim of 20 yards followed by a surface dive to recover a 10-pound brick and return to start point, and 2 minutes of treading water. Those who are successful will begin the next portion of the course from 7 to 9 PM.
The course will continue on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 9 PM; Saturday, March 25, from 9 AM to 6 PM; and concludes on Sunday, March 26, from 9 AM to 6 PM. Course fee is $150 (plus $35 American Red Cross Certification fee) and requires a $50 non-refundable deposit by March 20. Instruction will be held on DSC’s Daytona Beach campus, Lemerand Center, Aquatic Center, located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
For more information call the DSC Aquatic Center at (386) 506-4386.
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