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PED - Physical Education and Recreation

PED 245

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

(2.00 CR.)

Prerequisites are ability to: (1) swim continuously for 500 yards for a minimum of 100 yards each of crawl/freestyle, breaststroke, and sidestroke; (2) submerge to a minimum of 7 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object and return it to the surface; (3) tread water for 2 minutes using legs only; and (4) be 15 years of age by the first class. Introduces basic swimming and non-swimming rescues, swimming approaches and carries, water survival, and first aid and safety practices. Focuses on preparation for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

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