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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course February 12-14 at NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Thursday, January 7, 2016


An American Red Cross lifeguard certification course for persons 15 years of age and older is being offered February 12-14 at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. Preregistration is required prior to February 10.
Applicants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of the two. A timed qualification event includes swimming 20 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of the two; surface diving to a depth of 7-10 feet; retrieving a 10 pound object; returning to the surface; and swimming 20 yards on ones back to the starting point with the 10 pound object. Applicants must also be able to tread water for two minutes using their legs only.
The course schedule is as follows:
  • February 12, 6:30-8:30pm, course prerequisites as described above
  • February 13-14, 8:00am-4:00pm, course work
To successfully graduate from the course, participants must be on time and attend all classes, pass all water skills, and score at least 80% on the final exam.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED.
Preregistration is required before February 10 at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC), 1100 2nd Avenue South. The fee for AFC members is $200, and the fee for nonmembers is $225. The registration fee includes a lifeguard training manual and personal CPR mask, which will be distributed in class.
For more information, contact Aquatic Supervisor and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Judy Childers at (843) 281-3743 or jachilders@nmb.us


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