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May 13, 2022

Lifeguard Courses Available Summer 2022

Triton College will be offering an entry-level lifeguarding course for youth, ages 15 and up. The course will teach participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Students will learn to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until an EMS responder arrives.

Those who take the course must meet several requirements, such as being able to swim 300 yards continuously; tread water for two minutes using only their legs; complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds, starting in the water; swimming 20 yards; and performing a surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, then return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, then complete the exercise by exiting the water without using steps or a ladder.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive an American Red Cross Certificate for Lifeguarding, valid for two years.

From July 7-9, the course (PED 198 001) will be held on Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. From Aug. 11-13, the course (PED 198 002) will be held on Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130.