|Lifeguard / CPR Classes|
Lifeguard Training Course Information
Green Chimneys provides a 4-day American Red Cross Lifeguard Training & Waterfront Lifeguarding Courses. Students must be at least 15 years of age to participate. This all-inclusive course teaches candidates the skills and knowledge needed by professional lifeguards to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies at swimming pool facilities as well as open water, non-surf waterfront facilities. All required CPR and first aid skills are included in this course. Within 3-4 weeks of passing the course, participants will receive their certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (valid for 1 year), and Lifeguard Training (valid for 2 years). On the last day of class you will receive a letter verifying that you have passed the course and that your certification will be mailed to you. You can use this letter as verification of you being certified while you wait for your cards.
Participants are trained in:
For more information, call Lisa Howles at 845-279-2995, x104.
To register, please print and complete the above Lifeguard / CPR Registration form and send it in with your payment. Once a class is full, the registration form will be updated on this website to reflect that the class is closed.
1. Successfully swim 550 yards (about 500 meters) without stopping, using these strokes:
2. Timed Event - starting in the water:
Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, place it on the deck and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
3. Endurance Test
Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool. (Calm yourself, these rings will not be ten pound weights, just dive rings that are heavy enough to sink to the bottom, like the small plastic covered rings kids play with.) You must swim underwater the ten yards along the bottom and get all three rings on one breath.
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