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Lifeguarding

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: $75
Course Location: McLane SLC, Room 308 and Pool

Fall 2018 Course Dates and Times: TBA

Course Prerequisites

  • 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
Learning Objectives
  • 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.
Course Length: Approximately 25 hours
Certification Requirements:
  • 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.
Certificate Issued and Validity Period:
American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED: 2 years