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Get Certified

JCCMW hosts WML Aquatics American Red Cross courses. These courses give the confidence, skills, and certification necessary to work as a lifeguard or lifeguard instructor. Classes teach prevention, rescue, and emergency response skills around water.

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Lifeguard Recertification

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Has your American Red Cross certification almost expired? Get recertified in this complete recertification class that covers lifeguarding and CPR/AED professional rescuer certification.

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Lifeguarding

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This course is for first-time lifeguards and is comprised of seven hours of online study and 21 hours of instruction. Certification is for pools only.

Prerequisites

  1. Swim 300 yards (12 laps or 24 back & forth as a continuous swim, no stopping at the side or midway.) Demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing to the side and arms must come out of the water. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  3. 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. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 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 with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Requirements

Completion and competency of precourse skills and score 80% or better on final exam. Participants must behave maturely and responsibly and must attend all classes.

Certification Includes:

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Oxygen Administration (optional)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Preventing Disease Transmission (optional)
October 8, 2022 Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
October 9, 2022 Sunday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
October 10, 2022 (Columbus Day) Monday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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Lifeguard Instructor

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This course is for individuals who want to train others to become certified lifeguards.

Prerequisites

  • 17 years old on or before the last day of class
  • Complete online Blended Learning before the first day of class, link will be emailed to you once you have registered for the class
  • Complete precourse session which includes
    1. 80% or higher on written exam
    2. Pass all base level lifeguard skills

Requirements

Completion and competency of precourse skills, oxygen administration and exam (even if participant was not previously certified,) score 80% or better on final exam. Participants must behave maturely and responsibly toward all activities including the feedback given by fellow classmates. All class dates must be attended.

Requirements

Completion and competency of precourse skills, oxygen administration and exam (even if participant was not previously certified,) score 80% or better on final exam. Participants must behave maturely and responsibly toward all activities including the feedback given by fellow classmates. All class dates must be attended.

Certification Includes:

  • Lifeguarding
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Lifeguarding
  • Shallow Water Attendant
  • Lifeguard Management
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Oxygen Administration (optional)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • Jr. Lifeguard
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Water Safety Presentations
    1. Water Safety Today
    2. General Water Safety
    3. Home Pool Safety

Three Sessions (All Required)

October 29, 2022 Saturday 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
October 30, 2022 Sunday 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
November 5, 2022 Saturday 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Babysitter Training

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To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe; help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Recommended age: 11–15 years.

Learning Objective

  • Define leadership and identify role modeling, respect, communication, motivation, taking action and decision making as important leadership skills.
  • Identify ways to respect diversity among the children they babysit. Apply the FIND decision-making model to common babysitting situations.
  • Use safe and appropriate techniques for finding babysitting jobs. List good business practices and professional work behaviors for babysitting. Identify safety-related problems and know how to prevent, recognize and fix them to create a safer environment in and around the home. Identify which behaviors to expect from children based on their ages and developmental stages.
  • Describe the importance of play for children’s growth and development. List and apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior and help children engage in desired behaviors. List at least three types of basic child care.
  • Recognize an emergency. Identify and apply the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE. Explain the differences between life-threatening and nonlife-threatening emergencies. Identify who to call and when to call in different emergency situations.
  • Describe how to check a conscious child or infant. Explain how to care for bleeding and burns. Demonstrate the proper way to wash their hands. Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves. Demonstrate how to pick up and hold an infant and toddler.
  • Demonstrate how to bottle-feed an infant. Demonstrate how to spoon-feed an infant or toddler. Demonstrate how to diaper an infant or toddler. Demonstrate how to help a conscious child or infant who is choking. Demonstrate how to check an unconscious child or infant. Demonstrate how to give care to an unconscious child or infant who is not breathing. Demonstrate the steps to control external bleeding.

Schedule

Sunday October 23, 2022 9:00 AM–3:30 PM

JCCMW Disclaimer

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We reserve the right to change or cancel classes, instructors, schedules, policies, and/or prices at any time.