Red Cross Offers Lifeguarding Course

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The McCallie School Sports and Activites Center offers a series of Red Cross Lifeguarding courses at its facility at 500 Dodds Avenue in Chattanooga. Courses, consisting of six classes each, start March 19 and April 25, with classes meeting on a Tuesday or Thursday and two weekends.

The cost is $220 per person and a $135 nonrefundable deposit is required. Class size is limited to 10 people each and students must be at least 15 years of age, proof required at registration. Those interested may bring their deposit to the McCallie Pool office Monday through Thursday between 3 and 6 p.m.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded certificates in Lifeguarding, Professional Rescuers CPR and First Aid. For more information or to preregister, contact Stan Corcoran at 423 493-5536; email corcoran@mccallie.org or visit www.mccgpsaquatics.com.

The first class day meets from 5:30–7 p.m. and includes registration, class format, water test and class homework. The first weekend, the class will meet from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a half-hour lunch break on Saturday around 11:30 a.m. The second weekend, the class will meet from 6–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday 8:30 – until the class is over. It is required that students read the material in the book before attending class. Participants will need to go to www.redcross.org to download book and the instructor can provide additional information. Participants are required to attend all class meetings.

Swimming qualifications conducted at the first class:

  • Swim 300 yards non-stop (100 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Free or Breast)
  • Swim 20 yards, pick up a 10-pound brick off the bottom of the pool at a depth of seven feet and bring it back to the start.
  • No goggles

Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk Scheduled For July 16

Last  July 16 , Chattanooga was changed forever following the tragic shootings at the Armed Services Recruiting Center on Lee Highway and the U.S. Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway.   One year later , thousands of supporters will participate in the Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk to honor and remember those ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Residents 'Pay it Forward' At Steak N' Shake

Residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford think they have an interesting and kind way to have fun - paying for strangers' orders at the Steak N' Shake on Gunbarrel Road during Half Price Happy Hour.  The assisted living residents say they find enjoyment going through the drive-thru in the Morning Pointe bus and buying their favorite milkshakes, while paying ... (click for more)

Large Hole Develops In Lane Of I-24 Eastbound Over Chestnut Street; Emergency Repair Undertaken

A large hole developed in the I-24 eastbound bridge over Chestnut Street in Chattanooga on Sunday evening. Jennifer Flynn of TDOT said, "The hole is such that we are having to close a lane to protect traffic.  This will cause a significant backup in traffic, especially given the holiday.  "This is the same bridge, but different location that we recently did an emergency ... (click for more)

12 Lost Hikers Rescued At Rainbow Lake, Edwards Point

Eleven adults and a child were briefly lost at Rainbow Lake and Edwards Point trails on Signal Mountain on Sunday. A 911 call was made at 9:45 p.m. from one of the hikers reporting the group lost sunlight hiking out of the trails at Edwards Point. Th Signal Mountain Fire Department and the Walden's Ridge Emergency Services have responded to the scene to ... (click for more)

Parking Discrimination Downtown

Many taxpayers who reside in Chattanooga (but outside Chattanooga's core) feel left behind when it comes to neighborhood paving, sidewalks, policing, streetscaping, street sweeping, public transportation, and other services. Some think most tax dollars are spent on downtown and not in their neighborhoods. It's not as if they can't vicariously experience the largesse of downtown. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Nameless Ghost

One hundred years ago the United States was at war. The most intense fighting during World War I was on what was called The Western Front. The Germans wanted to invade France from the north and in order to do it, they had to push through Flanders province in Belgium. It has been described as a hell unequalled in raw hand-to-hand combat, In just four months on Flanders fields, ... (click for more)