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KIN 157 - Theory of Lifeguard Training and Water Safety

Unit(s): 3.0

Prerequisite: Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for two minutes using only the legs; Complete timed swimming, submersion and retrievel event; Swim at American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 4 Proficiency
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is of interest to students who wish to earn the American Red Cross certifications necessary for employment as a pool lifeguard and swimming instructor. This course gives the most current instruction in American Red Cross (ARC) lifeguard training, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillation (CPR/AED) skills and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) courses. Upon successful completion, students earn certifications for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22), and Water Safety Instructor. These certifications enable students to gain eligibility for a pool lifeguarding position and to teach the Learn-to-Swim programs of the American Red Cross. Adequate swimming skills are necessary at the Learn-to-Swim Level 4. Students may petition to re-enroll in the course to renew certifications.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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