SUNY Delhi offers several opportunities for students to become certified as Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. In addition to the for credit courses offered through the college, non-credit bearing courses in waterfront lifeguarding are also offered by our staff.
Waterfront Lifeguard Training
- DATE: March 13, 2017 – May 3, 2017
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM!
- No class during Spring Break or Monday April 17th
CLASSES TIME AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
RED CROSS includes: Waterfront Lifeguarding Training, AED, First Aid, & CPR-FPR.
ATTENDANCE AT ALL SESSIONS FOR THE CLASS IS MANDATORY: NO EXCEPTIONS
- Minimum age of 15
- Swim 550 yard continuously: 200 front crawl, 200 Breaststroke &150 either
- Starting in the shallow water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10lb object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute 40 seconds
- Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4-7 feet of water, resurface and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool
- Tread water for 2 minutes - legs only
- Class size limited - NOTE: CLASS MINIMUM OF SIX.
- Certification Requirements:
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities
- Demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenariosCorrectly answer at least 80% on all the written tests
Cost: ($270 SUBJECT TO CHANGE) PAYABLE TO SUNY DELHI POOL. A $45.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION. THE REMAINDER OF THE FEE IS DUE THE SECOND DAY OF CLASS. COURSE OUTLINES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE POOL. Phone number (607)-746-4263
|3/13||6 - 9pm||Pre-test|
|3/15||6 - 9pm||Professional Lifeguard & Facility Safety|
|3/20||6 - 9pm||Facility Safety, Patron Surveillance & Injury Prevention|
|3/22||6 - 9pm||Injury Prevention & Rescue Skills - Part 1|
|3/27||6 - 9pm||Rescue Skills - Part 2|
|3/29||6 - 9pm||Before Providing Care, Victim Assessment & Breathing Emergencies|
|4/3||6 - 9pm||Cardiac Emergencies & Using and Automated External Defibrillator|
|4/5||6 - 9pm||First Aid|
|4/19||6 - 9pm||Head, Neck & Spinal Injuries in the Water|
|4/24||6 - 9pm||Review|
|4/26||6 - 9pm||Final Written Exam & Final Scenarios|
|5/3||4 - 9pm||Waterfront|
SUNY Delhi offers both Lifeguarding (PEDH 164) and Water Safety Instructor (PEDH 165) as a credit bearing courses in both the fall and spring semesters each academic year. More information about these courses may be found in the college catalog.