Registration: Bring your Baylor ID card and sign-up at the SLC Service Desk. Accepted payment types include: cash, check, F/S payroll deduction and credit card. Seats are limited, so please sign-up in advance.
Course Fee: $100
Course Location: McLane SLC, Room 308 and Pool
Spring 2021 Course Dates and Times: TBA
- Minimum age of 16
- Swim 300 yards continuously. Candidates may not swim on back or side; swim goggles may be used.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds
- Understand the value of behaving in a professional manner.
- Learn how to identify behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer and an active or passive drowning victim.
- Understand the components of an emergency action plan and how to activate it.
- Understand the general procedures for an emergency occurring in the water or on land.
- Demonstrate how to perform equipment-based rescues.
- Learn how to provide first aid and how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
- Learn how to recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries.
Approximately 25 hours
Certificate Issued and Validity Period:
- Attend and participate in all class sessions.
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
- Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
- Pass both the Section 1-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2- Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.
American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED: 2 years