Classes vary by season. Some classes are subject to be taken place at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park.
Instructor: Donita Grinde-Houtman
For questions or concerns, please contact Donita by calling the DRC or emailing email@example.com.
The purpose of the lifeguarding course is to teach the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This consists of land and water rescue skills as well as first aid and CPR/AED.
Course pre-requisite requirements include:
- 15 years or older by the final day of the course
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using front crawl and breaststroke
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs
- Complete a retrieval exercise within 1 minute, 40 seconds or less. This includes: 20 yard swim, surface dive, retrieve a 10lb. brick from 7 – 10 foot depth, swim back 20 yards and exit without using the ladder or steps.
LIFEGUARD PREP COURSE
The FREE lifeguard prep course allows you to work with an instructor to evaluate your readiness to perform the required lifeguarding class pre-requisite skills. The instructor will provide feedback and tips for improvement for you to practice before the first day of the lifeguarding course. Please call or register on-line to be placed on the roster so we know how many people to expect in class.