GTBAC is offering BSA Lifeguard Training & Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Space will be limited due to the teaching of both lifeguard courses. Reservation closes two (2) weeks prior to training. All Lifeguard applicants must also complete CPR for the Professional and is part of the course curriculum. CPR Professional will be conducted during the first Saturday class. If you have completed the CPR Pro training, email copy to Bruce Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org after enrolling in class.
BSA Lifeguard Training
Wednesday night May 1,2019. At the pool doing swimming testing starting at 6:30 Saturday May 4, 2019. At the pool starting at 8 am till around 6pm
Wednesday night May 8, 2019. At 7pm till done ( expect 9-9:30) classroom
Saturday May 11, 2019. At the pool starting at 8am till around 6pm
Wednesday night May 15, 2019. At 7pm till done ( expect 9-9:30) classroom (Red Cross only)
Saturday May 18, 2019. At the pool starting at 8am till around 6pm (if needed)
Where: Camp Soule Aquatics Facility
BSA Lifeguard Cost: $65.00/ person not needing CPR Pro/First Aid
Cost: $25.00/person with current BSA Lifeguard card for re-certification and have a current CPR Pro card Cost: $35.00/person needing CPR/First Aid (This will be paid at the pool on May 4) American Red Cross (Added to above cost)
Cost: $75.00/person with includes personal protection equipment (PPE), CD with manual, Red Cross registration. Students wanting a hard copy manual can order for $35.00 plus shipping from the American Red Cross online. (This will be paid at the pool on May 4)
Bring: Lunch, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, notepad, pen/pencil, swim fins, snorkel and mask, water shoes ^ sunglasses, water bottle or cup. Optional: Hat, extra drinking water, change of clothing
Minimum Requirements: • Submit written evidence of fitness for swimming activities. A current medical– required at first class. Form can be downloaded from http://www.scouting.org • To enroll in the either lifeguard course you must be at least 15 years of age.
Pre-Requirements* To enroll in the BSA Lifeguard course you must:
a. Swim continuously for 550 yards in good form using the front crawl or breaststroke or a combination of either, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. b. Immediately following the above swim, you must tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs c. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using a front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7- 10 feet, retrieve a 7- 10 pound object, surface, swim with the object back to the starting point with both hands holding the object and exit the water within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Greater Tampa Bay Area Council BSA Lifeguard Training Red Cross Lifeguard Training
*These prerequisites will be tested on May 3 starting at 6:30 pm. Classes on Saturdays start at 8 am and run till around 6pm. The Wednesday’s class starts at 7pm and are held indoors at Camp Soule.
• Must review and complete Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat Fast Start train. Bring completion cards to class.
• Please review BSA Lifeguard course requirements on BSA Lifeguard Application.
• Non certificated students will be issued a BSA Lifesaving CD rom upon arrival. The bulk of our information comes from this CD.
This is a very hard class. You must be prepared to work hard while you are in class and study when you are at home. In the past, those who did not study the material and techniques have failed. Do not count on makeup days or retests to pass the course.
Instructions: Please fill out the application form that is attached. Turn it in to the council service center. Space is limited: The number of trainees will be dependent upon the number of qualified BSA Lifeguard Instructors available for instruction