YMCA of Greater Des Moines Iowa recently issued the following announcement.
Registration is now open! Members and non-members can register at Program Registration or by contacting any YMCA Welcome Center. Staff Members may register through your supervisor. The dates and times for this course are:
Friday Nov 15, 5pm-9pm
Saturday Nov 16, 9am-5pm
Sunday Nov 17, 9am-5pm
This is a blended learning course. You must present a printed or electronic certificate of completion from the online portion of the class to be admitted on the first day. To access the online portion go to Lifeguard Blended Learning. (http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af) Completed certificates may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the course. Refunds will not be given if you have not completed your online coursework by the beginning of the first classroom day.
You must be able to complete the following prerequisites on the first day of class:
1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination.
2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs, candidates will cross their arms.
3. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using only 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 both hands on the object, head at or near the surface and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Refunds will not be given in the event you are unable to complete the prerequisites, you do not successfully pass the course, or you fail to unregister prior to the first day of the course.
It is recommended you read the current American Red Cross manual prior to attending the course. You can access a copy of the manual at: https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/training-services/no-index/LG_PM_digital.pdfxz/LG_PM_digital.pdf?u=xm9usb
Must be present at all classes.
Please bring a swim suit, towel, lunch, snacks, meals and own drink each day. Short meal breaks will be offered.
Financial assistance does not apply to life guarding courses.
Contact: Ann Peterson ( email@example.com )
Location: Waukee Family YMCA
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