|Tue, Jun 11|
American Red Cross Certified Babysitters Training Ages 11 and olderBecoming a Certified Babysitter provides the knowledge necessary for young people to make some extra money. Course topics include: Leadership - Safety and Responsibility, Stop - Think - Safety, Safe Play, Basic Care - The Heart of Babysitting, Check - Call - Care, First Aid for Breathing and Bleeding Emergencies, and The Business of Babysitting. This course will include fun activity ideas to keep a variety of age groups amused! Participants will take home a babysitters bag to bring with them whenever they babysit. In addition to the bag, participants will receive a handbook, certificate and safety kit. Students should bring a pencil, infant sized baby doll or stuffed animal, a snack and a lunch. Participants must be at least 11 years old - age will be verified.
Lifeguard Training Ages 15-AdultThe purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Prerequisites: Must be 15 years old on or before the final session of this course, swim 300 yards continuously while demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed - goggles may be used in the pretest only. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: starting in the water, swim 20 yards (the face may be in or out of the water - goggles are not allowed), surface dive (feet-first or head-first) to a depth of 7 feet to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point using a kick only while both hands are holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Please bring a packed lunch each day to class.