Lifeguard Training Course Blended Learning -- 05LGT051620 (Widener University), Widener University, Saturday, 16. May 2020

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
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Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.

Successful completion of the online Pre-Work (see below for more information).

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. Swim goggles are 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 **** 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 to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the **** 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.

This class requires online pre-work. Once you have completed the required Lifeguard Prerequisite class and paid for this class, you will receive a link to the online pre-work.
You will need to bring the printed verification that shows the completion of these mandatory online sessions to the first day of this class.

This class will be held on __2__ days:
Day 1: 5/16 – Widener Pool 9am-2pm Bensalem Office 3pm-8pm
Day 2: 5/17 – Bensalem Office 9am-2pm Widener Pool 3pm-8pm

Remember to bring your:

Ticket (paper or mobile)
Bathing suit
Notebook and pen
Lunch (optional)

Additional Information:
Instructors: TBD
Refund Policy Effective Date 9/10/19-10/31/20
There will be no refunds given for pretest classes. No refund will be given for discounted lifeguard training if the refund is requested less than fourteen calendar days prior to the first day of class. Our standard cost of the lifeguard class and pretest is $350.00 ($325.00 for lifeguard training and $25.00 for the pretest), if you are paying any amount less than $350.00 it is considered discounted training.     
In the event you are dealing with an extenuating circumstance and wish to request a refund please know that all extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis and MUST be pre-approved by our training department. Documentation of the extenuating circumstance must be submitted to There will be a $25.00 processing fee subtracted from the total refund for all approved refunds. Please note: Failing the lifeguard pretest, not showing up to the lifeguard class, missing a day of the lifeguard class, or showing up late to the lifeguard class does not qualify the participant for a refund nor does it qualify as an extenuating circumstance.   
     If you signed up for a class and you'd like to transfer to a new course you must notify your local office one week before the scheduled start date. There will be a $25.00 transfer fee which is due immediately upon transfer. If you give less than one week notice to request a course transfer your prior payment will be forfeited and you will be responsible for purchasing a new ticket at full price. Please call our office or email her to complete the transfer (contact information is listed below). 

What to expect:
Here is a full Red Cross description what what you should expect from a Lifeguard Training Course.
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Lifeguard Training Course Blended Learning -- 05LGT051620 (Widener University)

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