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The American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter
Guardstart/Jr. Lifeguard
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 


American Red Cross GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow is a program for youth that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills for future successful completion of the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.



�� Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.


�� Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.


�� Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.


Learning Objectives


�� Prevention


o Learn about the causes and ways to prevent drowning and diving accidents.


o Learn how to supervise others around the water


o Learn how to recognize when someone is in trouble.


�� Fitness


o Improve swimming stroke mechanics, endurance, strength and physical fitness level for the skills necessary to become a lifeguard.


�� Response


o Demonstrate, with prompting, how to perform self-rescue.


o Demonstrate, with prompting, how to assist others in trouble in the water.


o Demonstrate, with prompting, how to provide basic-level first aid, CPR and AED.


�� Leadership


o Learn about leadership characteristics and skills necessary to become a lifeguard, including how to communicate effectively, make informed decisions, be an effective leader, be part of a team and provide good customer service.


�� Professionalism


o Learn how to search and apply for a job and prepare for an interview.


o Understand the importance of providing quality customer service.


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