Safety Training

Water Safety Instructor

This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6, there adult courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more.

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Lifeguard Instructor

This class is for 17 years of age and up. Must hold a current American Red Cross lifeguard, CPR/AED, first aid certification. Must be able to swim 300 yards, pass a weight test, and tread water for 2 minutes. This course trains lifeguards to be lifeguard  instructors. Attending all sessions of the course is mandatory.

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Community Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

Gives individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing, cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses, including how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest, until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This class includes CPR/AED and First Aid Components for adults and children.

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Red Cross Lifeguard Training

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is designed to teach skills and knowledge 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 take over. This class includes, Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED. Candidates MUST pass a prerequisite swimming skill evaluation. Participants MUST attend all class dates. We accept both Duke Community Members, Duke Students, and Students outside the Duke Community 

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