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

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