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Lifeguard Training Information

Mary Donahue Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

Want a prepare for lifeguard training class, with time to get in shape and practice to pass the prerequisite tests for either Red Cross or YMCA lifeguard? Winter quarter 2017 De Anza College offers an intermediate and aerobic (which can substitute for advanced) swim class Saturdays starting Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:50. We have the entire swimming pool, so we can use both shallow and deep water as needed. And since I am a lifeguard instructor, you will get expert help getting ready to become a lifeguard.

Sign up for intermediate (34099) KNES-001C-01L OR aerobic (34098) KNES-002A-01L .

 

The 2012 Red Cross lifeguard manual is available for a free download at:

http://www.instructorscorner.org/media/resources/l/lg_part_manual_landing.html

Enrolling in HLTH57A at De Anza can also give you a great head-start towards learning the first aid skills required for a lifeguard. http://marydonahue.org/health-57a

 

Below are links to lifeguard training info pages and study guides.

Try an edit-find function (hold down Ctrl, then type the letter F) on your computer to ‘search’ this page.

http://marydonahue.org/lifeguard-training-faqs Lifeguard Training FAQs has Details about the Red Cross prerequisite swim tests, including tips, tricks and advice for passing the swim test requirements for pool lifeguard, waterfront lifeguard and shallow water lifeguard, The page includes answers to these questions:

To become a lifeguard, do I have to have a perfect freestyle?

Do I have to be a fast swimmer? What if I’m out of shape?

Isn’t it difficult to rescue a heavy person who is sinking to the bottom of a pool?

Do lifeguards have to know how to dive?

What are the Red Cross certification written tests like?

 

 http://marydonahue.org/preventative-lifeguarding Preventative Lifeguarding has notes from various staff manuals, personal experiences and the Red Cross texts. It includes UNSAFE PRACTICES or potential problems TO WATCH FOR, areas where most accidents occur and disciplinary action for minor and major infractions.

 

http://marydonahue.org/history-of-lifesaving History of lifesaving

http://marydonahue.org/tips-for-guarding-open-water-swims Tips for guarding open water swims

http://marydonahue.org/tips-for-guarding-kids-triathlons tips for guarding kids' triathlons

http://marydonahue.org/how-to-rescue-a-drowning-victim-using-a-reaching-assist-or-a-shepherds-crook  How to rescue a drowning victim using a reaching assist or a shepherd's crook 

http://marydonahue.org/how-to-rescue-a-submerged-victim  How to rescue a submerged victim 

http://marydonahue.org/how-to-remove-a-victim-from-the-pool How to remove a victim from the pool 

http://marydonahue.org/canoe-over-canoe-rescue canoe over canoe rescue can also be used on a kayak

http://marydonahue.org/california-lifeguards-and-title-22 California Lifeguards and Title 22 

http://marydonahue.org/pool-safety-deficiencies pool safety deficiencies 

http://marydonahue.org/neighborhood-watch-applied-to-swim-centers Neighborhood Watch applied to swim centers 

http://marydonahue.org/first-aid-for-public-safety-personnel-study-guide

First Aid for Public Safety Personnel study guide 

 http://marydonahue.org/rescue-board-safety-tips rescue board safety tips 

 http://marydonahue.org/beach-drag beach drag 

http://marydonahue.org/not-rescue-ready NOT RESCUE READY is photos of lifeguards on duty who were not ready to rescue

http://marydonahue.org/basic-water-rescue Basic Water Rescue 

 http://marydonahue.org/emergency-action-plan-for-a-coach-or-swim-instructor

Emergency Action Plan for a coach or swim instructor 

 http://marydonahue.org/emergency-action-plan-for-a-juvenile-detention-facility-pool

Emergency Action Plan for a juvenile detention facility pool 

How to tell if the lifeguards are doing their job properly. http://marydonahue.org/how-to-tell-if-the-lifeguards-are-doing-their-job-properly   The aim of this page is to provide swimmers, parents, child care providers and other swimming pool patrons with a few guidelines to help them determine if the lifeguards at the pool they go to are doing their jobs properly.

 http://marydonahue.org/deaf-lifeguards deaf lifeguards 

 http://marydonahue.org/lifeguard-training-discussing-professionalism

lifeguard training: discussing professionalism is an in-service training project, or perhaps for lifeguard candidates who look at this page to consider on their own.

http://marydonahue.org/cpo What a certified pool operator (CPO) knows that lifeguards and swimmers should know.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



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Last Updated: 11/8/16