City offering lifeguard courses

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Posted 2/21/19

The city of Cleveland will be offering two American Red Cross Lifeguard certification courses this spring. The course costs $200 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. All classes will be held at …

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City offering lifeguard courses

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The city of Cleveland will be offering two American Red Cross Lifeguard certification courses this spring. 

The course costs $200 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. All classes will be held at the Denning Center located at 350 Central Ave.

The course will provide entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, as well as provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses, until EMS personnel take over.

Participants who successfully complete the lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, which will be valid for two years.

Participants must be at least 15 years old, be able to continuously swim 300 yards and tread water for two minutes using only their legs. In addition, they must complete a timed event within one minute, 40 seconds by swimming 20 yards, surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound object from a depth of 7 to 10 feet, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point.

The dates for Course No. 1 are:

• 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2

• 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3

• 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, March 4

• 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6

• 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7

The dates for Course No. 2 are:

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16

• 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23

• 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24

For registration and additional questions please contact Kelly McClanahan at kmccclanahan@clevelandtn.gov or call 423-650-7616. 

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