Lifeguard and Water Safety

Classes vary by season. Some classes are subject to be taken place at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park.
Instructor: Donita Ginde-Houtman
For questions or concerns, please contact Donita by calling the DRC or emailing donita@derbyrec.com.


LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor course trains candidates to teach basic-level lifeguarding, CPR/ AED for the professional rescuer and Basic water rescue courses. Students must be 17 years of age on or before the last scheduled day of the class and possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate. Student must demonstrate competency in the pre-course skills and scenarios. 

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training includes CPRfor the Professional Rescuer, AED, PDT, and First Aid.Students must be at least 15 years of age before the endof the class and complete the following prerequisites:(1) a 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl andbreaststroke; (2) swim 20 yards, surface dive, retrieve a10-lb brick from a depth of 7-10 feet, swim back 20 yardswith the brick in 1 minute 40 seconds or less, and (3)tread water for 2 minutes using their legs only. Successfulcandidates must attend every class session; pass thewritten exams, perform all critical skills and three final skillscenarios. Class space is limited, so sign-up early.

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LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR REVIEW
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor review coursegives currently certified instructors the opportunity toreview course content and optimizes their ability tosuccessfully complete the required knowledge andskills evaluations as a required step in the recertificationprocess.

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WSI (Water Safety Instructor)
The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course certifies candidates to teach swimming and water safety courses. The updated 31 hour course content includes teaching progressions, lesson planning, skill error recognition, fitness and training, and more. Prerequisites include; must be 16 at the last date of the class,successful completion of preliminary knowledge and skilltest, and demonstrate correct form in swimming all sixtraditional strokes.

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WSI AIDE
Anyone wanting to become an aide in an American Red Cross Learn to Swim program should take this class. Participants must be at least 10 years old and have Level 4 swimming skills. In addition to class time, 20 hours of volunteer time assisting our swim lesson program is required for aide certification. Adults as well as kids can obtain the experience necessary to become a water safety instructor aide. A swimming skill check will be done before class instruction. Come prepared to swim. The registration deadline is March 1, 2019. Ages10-18.
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