See the Forums for more details and how to get into the class.
Next class is to begin on May 17, 2019 at Chartiers Valley. It happens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend.
The swim test for lifeguard candidates goes something like this:
This is not an official score-sheet and rules, but only a transcription of a conversation with a guard. So, your miles may vary. If you see an error, or have further details, write in the comments.
If you see someone being attacked by a shark while you are in the vicinity, would you try to help the person or get out of the water?
Lola Correa posted:
Get out of the water first, then attempt to help the person by throwing a flotation device or rope or something. Creating two victims that need rescuing is no help to anyone especially the first responder rescuers. The first rule of professional rescuers like Firefighters and EMS is “scene safety.” If you your self become another victim you’re doing no help at all especially to the original victim.
If too few people enroll for the course, it will not occur. If more than 10 enroll, another teacher is required. Pointers to other courses are expected and encouraged too. Fees are expected and not published here.
The demand for these lifeguard classes are high!
Lifeguard Course is to meet in the water on Saturdays, April 7 and April 14, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Road, Northside, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Plus, a Sunday session is slated for the CPR, AED and First Aid portions at a meeting room in Sewickley from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on April 8, 2018.
Next Lifeguard Course: April 28 and May 5, 2018, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Road, Northside, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Plus, a Sunday session is slated for the CPR, AED and First Aid portions at a meeting room in Sewickley from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on April 29.
A third session for each course is needed to cover the dry time for learning, practicing and testing for the CPR and First Aid sections of the class. Those sessions are yet to be scheduled and may be at another facility.
The teacher for both of these courses is Merci, the head swim coach for the teams at Oakland Catholic and Central Catholic.
The cost to get re certified is $100. The cost for new lifeguards is $190. You will need to bring a check to the first class period.