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American Red Cross Lifeguarding R2017 Course
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Course (Adult and Pediatric)
American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Course (Adult)


 American Red Cross Lifeguarding R2017 Course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills 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 (EMS) personnel take over. Proof of online completion is required of candidates throughout the course sessions for class admittance.
Candidates must be at least 15 years of age on the last day of class and able to complete all prerequisite requirements for admittance to the course. The class size is limited to 8 participants with a minimum of 3 participants for the class to make. A lifeguarding certification is valid for 2 years.
 

Class Dates:

NOTE: Registration opens January 9th, 2019

 Session 1: February 14-17

  • Thursday, February 14: 5:30   9 p.m.
  • Friday, February 15: 5:30   9 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 16: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 17: 1 – 5 p.m.

 Session 2: April 12-14

  • Friday, April 12: 5:30   9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 Session 3: April 25-28

  • Thursday, April 25: 7   9 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26: 5:30   9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28: 1 – 5 p.m.

  Session 4: May 16-19

  • Thursday, May 16: 5:30  9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17: 5:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19: 1 – 5 p.m.

Total Course Time:

  • 20 in-person hours
  • 7.5 online hours

Class Price:

(Price includes course materials: pocket mask, instructor and certification fees)

  • $200/VU student, employee or Rec member
  • $225/non-affiliate

Course Prerequisites:

  • Swim continuously 300 yards using either front crawl or breaststroke
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only legs
  • Complete a timed event in 1 min. 40 secs (Goggles are NOT allowed)
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
  • Surface dive 7-10 ft. to retrieve a 10 lb object
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface

Registration for the course requires each participant to have a Rec account:

  • If you are a student/Rec member, you already have an account and you can log-in to register for the class under the Aquatics listing
  •  If you are not a VU student or member, please create an account at https://rec.vanderbilt.edu/Account/Register by selecting the “Sign Up” button. Once you have created & verified your account, you will be able to register for the course.

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For more information, please contact:

Kayla Dickson
Assistant Director of Aquatics & Camps

 American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Course
(Adult/Child, Infant)

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED blended learning course prepares you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. The online portion features award-winning simulation learning including an interactive experience that allows the participant to respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting. 

All participants have the opportunity to practice the skills that will prepare you for the instructor-led classroom skill session. Participants must complete the online portion and attend the IN PERSON skills session to obtain certification.  A CPR/AED and FA certification is valid for 2 years.

 
Class Dates:

Spring Semester Dates

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, January 18, 2019, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019, from noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 4, 2019, from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Total Course Time:

  • 2 hrs. 10 min. online hours
  • 2 in person hours

Class Price:

(Price includes course materials: face shield, instructor and certification fees)

  • $90 / VU student, faculty, staff, Rec member
  • $100 / non-VU affiliates or non-members


Registration for the course requires each participant to have a Rec account:

  • If you are a student/Rec member, you already have an account and you can log-in to register for the class under the Aquatics listing
  •  If you are not a VU student or member, please create an account at https://rec.vanderbilt.edu/account/register by selecting the “Sign Up” button. Once you have created & verified your account, you will be able to register for the course.

     

register


For more information please contact:


Tiffanie Morgan
Associate Director of Aquatics, Competitive Sports, Camps, & Risk Management

 


 American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Course
(Adult)

The Adult First Aid/CPR/AED blended learning course prepares you to recognize and care for first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies for adults only. The online portion features award-winning simulation learning including an interactive experience that allows the participant to respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting.

All participants have the opportunity to practice the skills online that will prepare you for the instructor-led classroom skill session. Participants must complete the online portion and attend the IN PERSON skills session to obtain certification. The CPR/AED and FA certification is valid for 2 years.

 
Class Dates:

Spring Semester Dates 

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from Noon - 1 p.m.

Total Course Time:

  • 1 online hour
  • 1 in person hour

 

Class Price:

(Price includes course materials: face shield, instructor and certification fees)

  • $90 / VU student, faculty, staff, Rec member
  • $100 / non-VU affiliates or non-members


Registration for the course requires each participant to have a Rec account:

  • If you are a student/Rec member, you already have an account and you can log-in to register for the class under the Aquatics listing
  •  If you are not a VU student or member, please create an account at https://rec.vanderbilt.edu/account/register by selecting the “Sign Up” button. Once you have created & verified your account, you will be able to register for the course.
     

register


For more information please contact:

Tiffanie Morgan
Associate Director of Aquatics, Competitive Sports, Camps, & Risk Management