For seasonal or career opportunity, the American Red Cross-certified lifeguarding course at Daytona State College provides training to develop rescue skills and learn First Aid, CPR and AED. Participants will learn how to prevent accidents through knowledge of lifeguarding, proper use of equipment and understanding responsibilities.
The course begins on Thursday, March 23, at 5 p.m. with a required pre-test consisting of a 300-yard continuous swim, a timed swim of 20 yards followed by a surface dive to recover a 10-pound brick and return to start point, and two minutes of treading water.
Successful participants will then begin the class with two hours of instruction from 7 to 9 p.m. The course continues on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and concludes on Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Course fee is $150 (plus $35 American Red Cross Certification fee) and requires a $50 non-refundable deposit due by March 20.
The American Red Cross-certified lifeguarding course consists of classroom and pool time, and will be held on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, Lemerand Center, Aquatic Center, located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
To register or for more information, call the DSC Aquatic Center, (386) 506-4386.