SAFETY TRAINING

Safety Training Courses

Mylan Park is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to offer the following safety training courses currently. We are also planning on offering additional safety programs in the future.  Please check back as we expand our offerings to support the community.

Future planned courses include:

  • Swim Coaches Safety
  • Babysitting
  • Community Water Safety
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Lifeguard Training

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl (freestyle), 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.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • 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 you are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Lifeguard on Stand
Full Certification Lifeguard Training Classes
August 27th – 29th
September 24th – 26th
October 8th – 10th
November 5th – 7th
December 3rd – 5th
Recertification Lifeguard Classes
September 26th
October 10th
November 7th
December 5th

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with Basic First Aid

This American Red Cross training program is meant professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This program is offered in traditional classroom or blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) formats.

Certification Requirements:

  • Classroom (traditional classroom, instructor-led)
  • Attend the entire course.
  • Participate in all skill sessions and scenarios.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios.
  • Pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent (20  Correct answers out of 25 questions).
  • Blended Learning (online learning and instructor-led skills session).
  • Complete all lessons of the online learning session and pass the online Assessment with a score of at least 80%.
  • Participate in all course activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
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CPR Professional Rescuer Classes:
September 15th
October 6th
October 27th
November 17th
December 1st

Lifeguard Instructor Course

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. This program is offered in a blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) format.

Students must have access to internet to complete online portion of training. Students will receive a link to access content at least 1 week in advance of the course, or at the time of registration. Participants must come to class with proof of completing online content.

Certification Requirements:

  • Classroom (traditional classroom or blended)
  • Attend the entire course.
  • Participate in all skill sessions and scenarios.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios.
  • Blended Learning (online learning and instructor-led skills session).
  • Participate in all course activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
Lifeguard Instructor Course Dates:
November 12th
November 13th
November 14th
November 20th
November 21st

Water Safety Instructor Course

The Water Safety Instructor certification course trains WSI candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants progress.

Certification Requirements:

  • Students must be 16 years of age to participate AND
    Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills (on the first day of class):

    • Swim the following strokes consistent with Level 4:
      Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke – 25 yards
      Butterfly – 15 yards
      Back float for 1 minute (floating or sculling)
      Tread water for 1 minute
Water Safety Instructor Course Dates:
December 10th
December 11th
December 12th
December 17th
December 18th
December 19th

PROGRAM GUIDE

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