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This is the Red Cross blended learning course to become a Lifeguard. It will consist of a 7 hour online course as well as a 20 hour in person training session. The online course must be completed before the start of the course. This can be completed in one or multiple sessions. At the end of the online portion of the course, each participant will receive a confirmation email. A copy of this email must be brought to the first day of the in-person course. Link to the online program can be found below, under Program Links.
1: 300 yard continuous swim using either front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of front crawl and breaststroke
2: Tread water for 2 minutes with your legs only
3: Timed Event: 1 minute; 40 seconds: Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with object
4: Feet first or Head first surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.
This course is held at Simsbury Farms and student must be 15 by the end of class. This class meets four days a week - Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri. There are no classes on Wednesday mornings*. Student must attend 80% of classes.
*Section A will hold class on Wednesday June 23rd and will not have class on Monday June 21st*
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