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PEC304: American Red Cross Lifeguarding

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies and sudden illnesses.

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrive and take over. To successfully complete this course and be granted the two American Red Cross Certifications in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (valid for two years), you must attend all class periods; participate in all skills sessions/drills, activities and scenarios; demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios; and pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.