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If you're thinking about being a lifeguard, Harford Community College is offering lifeguard certification and recertification this spring.

Red Cross Lifeguard Training

  • March 21–28, 2020 (Sat., Sun.), 9 AM – 5 PM (3 sessions)
  • Harford Community College, Susquehanna Center, Room 231

To be eligible for this course, participants must be 15 years old on or before the last session. The participant will be required to pass a pre-course test that includes treading water for two minutes without hands, a 300-yard swim and swimming 20 yards (freestyle or breaststroke), surface diving to 10 feet, and retrieving a 10-pound object and swimming it back to the original starting point. CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification is part of this course. No previous CPR or First Aid is required. Successful exit requirements for this course are attending all sessions, three water skill scenarios and achieving at least an 80% grade on the two written exams. Online textbook included with course fee. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Tuition: $72. Fee: $218. Course: 25366.

Additional dates for Red Cross Lifeguard Training are April 18, 19, and 25 and May 9, 10, and 16. Call 443-412-2113 for additional information.

Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification

  • March 14, 2020 (Sat.), 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Harford Community College, Susquehanna Center, Room 231

Participants MUST have a current Lifeguard Training Certificate that is not yet expired to be eligible to take this course. Participants will need to attend the entire session, successfully pass three water skills scenarios, and achieve at least an 80% on the two written exams. New text required and available online for free digital download at www.instructorscorner.org/landing/lg_part_manual_landing/. If the participant does not have current Lifeguard, AED, CPR, First Aid, then please sign up for the complete Lifeguard Training course. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Tuition: $75. Fee: $125. Course: 25748.

For additional information on lifeguard job openings at Harford Community College, please contact Clayton Gilcher at 443-412-2113.

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