College course on aquatics is being taught by Bob. He is teaching a three credit lifeguarding course this spring semester at SRU.
It’s a full semester. Students can earn the American Red Cross lifeguarding, waterfront lifeguard, first aid, CPR, AED, Bbp, epi pen, asthma inhaler, fema 100, 200, and 907.
If any of you are SRU students, earn those cert and get three credits!
Bob is also teaching a emergency medical response class for three credits.
Maybe this could help for some.
See the Forums for more details and how to get into the class.
Next class is to begin on May 17, 2019 at Chartiers Valley. It happens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend.
What would it be like to have a high school offer lifeguard classes to all of its students?
The plan would take a year or more to get certified as to how well each student was able to swim on the first day.
I think it is possible.
The swim test for lifeguard candidates goes something like this:
This is not an official score-sheet and rules, but only a transcription of a conversation with a guard. So, your miles may vary. If you see an error, or have further details, write in the comments.
If you see someone being attacked by a shark while you are in the vicinity, would you try to help the person or get out of the water?
Lola Correa posted:
Get out of the water first, then attempt to help the person by throwing a flotation device or rope or something. Creating two victims that need rescuing is no help to anyone especially the first responder rescuers. The first rule of professional rescuers like Firefighters and EMS is “scene safety.” If you your self become another victim you’re doing no help at all especially to the original victim.