Lifeguard training class at Westport Y
Published 4:55 pm, Thursday, February 17, 2011
A Red Cross program in lifeguard training will be offered at the Westport Weston Family Y during the February school vacation.
The class will help participants to qualify to be a certified lifeguard. The classes are geared for strong swimmers 15 years old and over. The class will take place Feb. 21-25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Family Y.
The program is a comprehensive, full-certification course for anyone who has never been certified or whose certification has expired.
Those who pass the course will be certified as an American Red Cross lifeguard, which includes certification for CPR, AED and standard first aid. It will address practical lifesaving skills and job-related responsibilities, such as guarding techniques, accident prevention, emergency systems, rescue skills and first aid in aquatic environments.
"Westport is a water community, and the Family Y is all about water safety," Jacquelyn Tumminia, the Y's senior director of aquatics and competitive swimming, said in a statement.
The 30-hour course costs $300 for members and $325 non-members.