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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR CLASS MARCH 19 AND MARCH 26
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This will be a Blended Learning course. Class will be held in the pool and on-line.
IN-PERSON REQUIRED DATES:
Saturday, March 19 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, March 26 9:00am - 4:30pm
Students must attend ALL CLASSES. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
- Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. Certificate is good for 2 years.
- Please bring swimsuit, towel, notebook, and pencil to each class.
- Absolutely NO SHOES are allowed on the pool deck. Flip Flops are welcome.
Your Parks & Recreation Department takes safety seriously. While participating in this program, please be assured that all State and Local health and safety measures are being adhered to. You may be asked a few short questions or have your temperature taken prior to class every day. Masks must be worn while participating (NOT while in water), physical distancing guidelines must be followed, and multiple hygiene breaks will be taken during each class. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our department.
Due to current circumstances, flexibility is essential. This is why we have arranged for this class to be offered in a virtual/on-line setting if it can not be offered in-person. Class will be held on the same date & time.
PLEASE READ THE COVID PARTICIPATION INFORMATION AS WELL AS THE COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR KEEFE; LOCATED IN THE 'ADDITIONAL FORMS & FILES' LINK BELOW -- ADDITIONAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE WILL BE GIVEN PRIOR TO CLASS
This class is for participants who are training for the first time, or for those whose certifications have expired.
Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness until EMS personnel take over.
- Must be 15 years of age to take course (per MA Law - Lifeguards must be 16 years of age to work)
- Swim 300 yards continuously
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
- complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
start in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the start point, exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who sign a COMMITMENT TO WORK & EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, prior to the start of class, will be eligible to have the cost of the course refunded. This agreement would bind the student to working for the Framingham Parks & Recreation Department Beaches over the 2022 Summer. The commitment will include no less than 36 hours per week for the 8-week beach season. Once this obligation is successfully completed, the fee for the course will be reimbursed.
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