Safety Training

Trainings vary by semester and price. Pre-registration is required and class sizes are limited. Participants can register online through their account on MyRec

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Water Safety Instructor

This course is for individual’s ages 16 years of age and up. It 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, Adult Learn to Swim courses. As the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more.

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Lifeguard Instructor

This course is for individuals ages 17 years of age and up who hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid certification. Candidates must be able to swim 300 yards, pass a weight test, and tread water for 2 minutes. This course trains Lifeguard Instructor candidates to teach the lifeguard course using the American Red Cross Lifeguard program, methods, and standards.

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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.

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CPR/AED/First Aid Re-certification

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. This course is for individuals who have a valid CPR/AED/First Aid certification or for those individuals whose certifications are not past 30 days of expiration.

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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, including, a continuous 300 yard swim, a timed swim evaluation, and a two minute tread. Participants must attend all class dates. We accept both Duke Community Members, Duke Students, and Students outside the Duke Community.

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Red Cross Course Policies

  1. Students must attend all course sessions.
  2. Students must complete all online course content.
  3. Students must be on time to all course sessions.
  4. Students must pass all Pre-requisite course sessions.
  5. We are an inclusive program and expect that all participant’s treat each other and instructors with respect and understanding.

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