This comprehensive course is designed to instruct participants in the skills and knowledge needed to become a lifeguard. Course candidates will learn how to recognize, prevent, and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. The course also instructs participants in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid. Participants will receive certifications in the above - certifications will be presented upon completion of attending all class sessions, passing all written exams, water skills and test. Prerequisites: Participant must be 15 years of age or older. • Ability to pass pretest. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive, feet first or head first to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object, exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Certifications received upon completion of course objectives and passing score of 80 percent correct on course final written exams. Lifeguard, CPR-PR with AED and First Aid are valid for 2 years. Will need to renew certifications every two years. * Blended Learning Class: a link will be emailed one week prior to class beginning with online class curriculum, email address required. There is an additional fee of $37 paid directly to the American Red Cross for the online portion. (Opportunity for employment upon completion of class - contact Aquatics Program Coordinator for further information at 952-681-6134, if interested. Must be 16 years old.) *Bring your swim suit, towels, snacks, lunch, water bottle, writing utensil and paper. Attendance is required for all classes. *A minimum of 6 participants will be needed to run this class.* Winter Session - all participants need to park on the west side (back of school), enter Door 7.