Want to be trained as an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard? Take one of our classes offered throughout the year and get certified for a great job! Participants will gain the following certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/AED (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator), and First Aid.
Contact Dana Johnson, Aquatics Coordinator at 816.380.8980, ext. 5989 to schedule your swim test!
Requirements to Enter the Course
The students must meet all of the following criteria to enter this course:
Participants must be 15 years of age before the last class session.
Participants must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke, 100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke or a combination of both. All 300 yards must use rhythmic breathing with the individuals face in the water and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
Participant must swim 20 yards, surface dive to a minimum depth of seven feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface and swim back to the starting point with object within one minute and forty seconds. When returning to the starting point, they must hold the 10 pound object with both hands and keep their face above the water level.
Would you know what to do in a Cardiac, Breathing or First Aid Emergency? The right answer could help you save a life! If you need to learn CPR for your job or are you just interested in learning how to save a life, Harrisonville Parks and Recreation offers American Red Cross certification courses for the public!
Contact Dana Johnson, Aquatics Coordinator at 816.380.8980, ext. 5989 for more information.