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KIN 157 - Theory of Lifeguard Training and Water Safety

Unit(s): 3

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: It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, (*credit limit) CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units of credit for PE Theory courses)

This course is intended for students who want to earn the American Red Cross (A.R.C.) certifications necessary for employment as a pool lifeguard and swimming instructor. The course gives the most current instruction in A.R.C. lifeguard training, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillation (C.P.R./A.E.D.) skills, and Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) courses. Upon successful completion, students earn certifications for A.C.R. Lifeguard Training, C.P.R./A.E.D. 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 A.R.C. 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.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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