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Mountain Recreation is a licensed training provider of American Red Cross lifeguard courses. Throughout the year we offer a variety of classes. See below for the classes we offer and click the ‘View Availability’ button below to see what courses we’re currently offering.

Lifeguarding Course Descriptions

  • Shallow Water Lifeguarding CourseGypsum, CO

    Current Course: March 25-29, 2019 | 9am-5pm | REGISTER HERE

    The purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5-feet deep and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. VIEW LIFEGUARDING COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must:

    1. Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
    2. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim
      using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not
      allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should
      place their hands under the armpits.
    3. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds:
      1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
      2. Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
      3. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Lifeguarding CourseEagle, CO

    The primary 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 professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. VIEW LIFEGUARDING COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must:

    1. Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
    2. Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
    3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under
      the armpits.
    4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
      1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
      2. Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
      3. 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 so they are able to get a breath.
      4. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Water Safety InstructorEagle, CO

    Current Course: August 12-16, 2019 | 9am-5pm | REGISTER HERE

    The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations.  VIEW LIFEGUARDING COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Price: $199
    Location: Eagle Pool & Ice Rink

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must:

    1. Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:
      1. Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4:
      2. Front Crawl – 25 yards
      3. Back Crawl – 25 yards
      4. Breaststroke – 25 yards
      5. Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
      6. Sidestroke – 25 yards
      7. Butterfly – 15 yards
      8. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
      9. Tread water for 1 minute
  • Lifeguard Instructor CourseGypsum & Eagle

    The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Basic Lifeguarding Instructor Course is to train instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. The care steps outlined within this manual are consistent with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This manual also reflects the United States Lifeguarding Standards: A Review and Report of the United States Lifeguarding Coalition, a collaborative effort of the American Red Cross, the United States Lifesaving Association and the YMCA of the USA. VIEW LIFEGUARDING COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must:

    1. Be at least 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
    2. Possess a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
    3. Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course prior to the precourse skills session via the class roster and online content completion status report.
    4. Obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course. Materials consist of:
      1. American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual (print).
      2. Lifeguarding course presentation and/or DVD.
      3. American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual (print or digital).

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