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Lifeguard Course (May 8-10)
May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on May 9, 2020 at 9:00am
One event on May 10, 2020 at 5:00pm
Register by May 1 for May 8-10
(May 8: 5-9 pm; May 9-10: 9am-5pm)
Registration conducted by Sedalia Parks & Recreation.
All activities held at the Sedalia Middle School Pool. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Pre-Test: first day of each course
Must pass Pre-Test to continue course.
You will be expected to demonstrate these strong swimming skills:
*Swim 300 yards continuously.
*Complete a 10-pound object retrieval. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both but swimming on the side or back is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
*Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
*Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
*Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
*Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Sedalia Parks and Recreation is an American Red Cross Authorized Provider for training courses. All courses are Pass/Fail and no exceptions can be made. If a participant does not pass the pre-requisite course requirements, a refund of $100 will be issued. If a participant continues in the course beyond the pre-requisite and does not pass, no refund will be issued.
Participants must provide a valid e-mail address and will receive their certification in 7 – 10 business days following completion of the course. Certification valid for 2 years. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment with Sedalia Parks & Recreation. Contact Clara Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.