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Lifeguarding Course Blended learning program

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Dates: fall and spring
The American Red Cross Blended learning Lifeguarding course is to train entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to an aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
In conjunction with the American Red Cross, The Wiscasset Community Center offers the lifeguard course two times a year. We offer a class in the spring and again in then fall. Upon completion of this course the participant receives a lifeguard/ First Aid/ CPR / AED Certification that is good for two years.
 20 hours of in-water sessions and 7 hours of eLearning before course begins.
A pre-course screening is required before signing up for course:
   Swim 400 yards continuously these strokes in the following order:
1.    100 yard front crawl using  rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant  kick.100 yards breast stroke. 200 yards any combination of these two strokes. (There is NO time requirement for this skill.)
2.   Swim 20 yards using front crawl or Breast stroke, surface dive to a depth of 9 feet retrieve a ten pound brick, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the  starting point with the brick.  (Note: Candidate must hold 10 pound brick with both hands and must keep his or her face above the water)  TIMED TEST 1:403.
3.     TREAD WATER FOR TWO MINUTES WITHOUT HANDS - HEAD MUST REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER.Upon completing these skills, participant may reserve/ borrow a book and complete all pre-reading assignments. 

This course is a "Blended Learning" course which requires participants to complete the eLearning work 2 days prior to the beginning of course.

Must show proof of age (Minimum age is 15)

Course Length: Approx. 26 hours (Blended learning program) 7 hours online and 19-20 hours Skills sessions on-site!

Course Schedule: See program flyer for details

Location: Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road

Fees: Members:        $250.00 (Discount taken at time of registration)
         Non-Members   $300.00

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