Instructs individuals to respond appropriately to breathing, cardiac and first aid emergencies and decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a person experiencing cardiac arrest. Additional classes are available for the Health Care Professional and Rescuer.
Instructs participants in the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies through water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, CPR/AED, first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, Prerequisites: ability to swim 300 yards (100 front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 100 breaststroke and 100 of front crawl and breaststroke); swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 9 ft., retrieve a 10-lb object, return to surface, swim 20 yards on back with both hands on the brick to the start point and exit the water within 1 min., 40 secs., and treading water for 2 minutes without using arms. A review class is also available for those who already hold there certification but need it renewed.
Train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. Prerequisites: Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills: