Shallow Water Lifeguard training with First Aid and CPR/AED +

Shallow Water Lifeguard training with First Aid and CPR/AED +

  • $355.00
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The American Lifeguard Association is considered one of the top aquatic health and safety educators in the United States. Founded in 1990, and with the assistance of the United States Senate, the American Lifeguard Association (ALA) has become a nationally recognized association. The American Lifeguard Association adheres to a code of ethics and maintains a commitment to delivering quality health and safety training worldwide. To learn more about our association and to read dozens of the latest news stories regarding the American Lifeguard Association nationwide efforts in the lifesaving profession we ask that tap American Lifeguard Association News.

In addition, the American Lifeguard Association recognized by the American Camp Association, which is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs with a diverse 12,000 plus membership.

You may register today and complete the training right away to get certified. Please note that if you are recerting your original certification with us, you may enter the promo code RECERT and receive a $100 discount. You take advantage of the recert discount regardless of whether or not you took your original training with us or another national organization. To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you may be any age, but US Labor Laws require that you must be 15 years or older to work at a swimming pool, waterpark, or lake, and 16 years or older to work at beaches.

BENEFITS OF ALA CERTIFICATION

  • Nationally-recognized organization
  • Training for individuals or small groups
  • Get certified right away!
  • Lowest price guaranteed
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Certification training at your own pace
  • Online training videos and materials
  • Get paid for your referrals
  • Offer swimming lessons through ALA endorsed swim program
  • Discounts given to employers for staff training [Contact us for details]
  • Certification issued the day you complete program
  • Certification listed on national verification website same day of completion

    Shallow water lifeguards respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet deep. The course is designed for participants that wish to lifeguard at aquatic facilities with a maximum water depth of 5 feet or less. To register participants must be 15 years of age or older and can perform the following skills.

    • 100-yard continuous swim using front crawl and/or breaststroke
    • 2-minute tread using legs only
    • Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 4 ft deep, surface and walk 20 yds with the weight at or above the waters surface, and exit the pool without using a ladder within 50 seconds

    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. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Lifeguard certificate for Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

    We offer a certification program that can be started and completed at any time and regardless of where you live. With our nationally recognized certification program, you can begin training anywhere and finish it at any time. After enrolling, you can complete your certification program in as little as a few days or a weekend, or you can feel free to go at your own pace. It is an online program that uses videos, manuals, and exams that can you can achieve on your own. Upon successful completion, you will become a certified lifeguard through the American Lifeguard Association, which is a nationally recognized organization. 

    Our training reflects ECC science and findings from the United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report. With our training program, you will not have to wait for a group class. Our national self-study programs can be taken anywhere, and are used by individuals, schools, universities and community pools both here in the United States and abroad. The American Lifeguard Association is one of only a few national certifying agencies for lifeguards.

    The American Lifeguard Association® (ALA) is a national educational association with the full support of both the Swimming Pool and Spa Association and Global Lifeguards, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Both of these organizations are members of the Global Lifeguard Association, one of the largest worldwide aquatic consortiums, which has trained more than 250,000 certified lifeguards over the past 25 years.

    We offer a certification program that can be started and completed at any time and regardless of where you live. With our nationally recognized certification program, you can begin training anywhere and finish it at any time. After enrolling, you can complete your certification program in as little as a few days or a weekend, or you can feel free to go at your own pace. It is an online program that uses videos, manuals, and exams that can you can achieve on your own. Upon successful completion, you will become a certified lifeguard through the American Lifeguard Association, which is a nationally recognized organization. In addition, our programs may be eligible for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and also college elective credits. Upon completion, we suggest that you contact your school or university for further details and eligibility.

    The purpose of the American Lifeguard course is to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard course, each participant will receive an American Lifeguard Certificate indicating Lifeguard, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid, which are all valid for two years. As with all certifications, the employer should ensure that each Lifeguard candidate has all the skills and knowledge necessary for the position they are being considered, and the employer needs make sure the candidate meets the requirements regarding physical and all other elements before starting employment.

    Don’t wait another day! Get certified and join our tens of thousands of active lifeguard members! Training is simple, and you can get certified in as little as two days! Click ADD TO CART to register.

    Steps to complete your American Lifeguard Association program:

    • Review all video clips and online materials

    Once you register, we will email you the links to our online training videos. There is also a link to an online Lifeguard manual with CPR/AED and First Aid. You need to be familiar and able to perform the skills shown.

    • Participants to practice their skills

    All our programs require the participants to practice their skills in the water, and upon successful completion will obtain a Shallow Water Lifeguard certification along with First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Per the new national standards, the certification will be valid for two years from the completion date.

    • Complete the online exam

    After you have reviewed the videos and additional online materials and are able to accomplish your skills, you will need to go online and take the final written exam. Successful completion of the final exam requires a score of 80% or higher. You may review your online material if needed at any time. There is no time limit to take the exam, but it must be taken at one time for you cannot leave the exam and return where you left off. If you leave the exam, you will need to start it over until completed. If you do not receive a passing grade, you can retake the exam until you pass at no additional fees. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a full printout of your exam score along with the correct answers to any questions you may have gotten wrong. We require that you look over your exam results to help ensure you know all the right answers.

    Upon completion of the above steps, you will receive an email confirming your successful completion of the program, and your records will be placed in a national verification system. The verification system allows your validated certification to be viewed by employers and health department officials. We request that once you receive this official email that you print out a copy of your American Lifeguard Association certification. In addition, a waterproof, wallet-size certification card will be mailed to you the next business day.

    We owe our success to you, our members, and we know that price is a critical concern. We want you to feel confident that by choosing the American Lifeguard Association® you're getting the best training at the lowest prices. Even though we routinely monitor our competitors to assure that our prices are competitive, if you find a lower price within 30-days of your registration, on any training we offer within the county where you live, at your local park authority, community pool, school, or university, we will match it instantly.

    We routinely scan our competitors to assure that our prices are competitive. We must be able to verify the lower price through a valid website that we do not price match. Lower prices that cannot be confirmed will not be honored. The training cannot be offered by an employer who you must go with in regard to employment, for many times you receive reduced pay for the lower priced course.

    The American Lifeguard Association has tens of thousands of active Lifeguard members working nationwide. With our nationally recognized certification program, you can start your training anywhere nationwide and complete it at anytime. Enrollment into the program may be done at anytime throughout the year. In addition, all our training programs are in accordance with the latest guidelines and recommendations.

    After enrolling, you can complete your certification program in as little as a few days or a weekend, you can feel free to go at your own pace. It is important that you read this entire information for your instructions on how to enroll and complete the training.

    You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the lifeguard course, please contact us by e-mail to discuss this before the course begins.

    Lifeguards are essential for helping to keep aquatic facilities safe. Unlike most other professional rescuers, lifeguards are present to prevent emergencies from occurring. Injury prevention is a primary focus for a lifeguard. Therefore, the program teaches how injuries occur and how they can be prevented. We will also teach proper surveillance, prevention, and victim recognition information.

    Lifeguard course participants will review:

    SWIMMING SKILLS

    If you can answer yes to the following questions about the swimming test, you will pass this portion of the Shallow Water Lifeguard certification requirements.

    • Can swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke or a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not permitted.
    • Can tread water for two minutes without support and without stopping, using only your legs. Your hands will be placed under your armpits. The head must remain above the surface of the water. Both hands must stay under your armpits, you can’t do any sculling. Your body position must be near vertical, not horizontal. Your treading is not considered proficient if you swim rather than tread or if your mouth sinks below the surface.
    • Can complete the timed Event – Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke, with your face in or out of the water. Goggles are not allowed. Submerge to depth of 4 to 5 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, walk or swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object at the surface of the water, exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 50 seconds.

    RESCUE SKILLS

    • Slide-In Entry
    • Stride and Compact Jumps
    • Rescue Approach—Front Crawl or Breaststroke
    • Simple Assist
    • Extension Assist from the Deck
    • Reaching Assist with Equipment and
    • Throwing Assist
    • Swimming Extension Rescue
    • Active and Passive Drowning Victim Rear Rescue
    • Two-Person Removal from the Water
    • Using a Backboard
    • Passive Submerged Victim—Shallow Water
    • Multiple-Victim Rescue
    • Feet-First Surface Dive
    • Submerged Victim—Shallow Water
    • Front and Rear Head-Hold Escape

    CARING FOR HEAD, NECK OR BACK INJURY SKILLS

    • Manual In-Line Stabilization for a Head, Neck or Back Injury on Land—Lying
    • Down, Sitting or Standing
    • Using a Backboard for a Standing Victim on Land
    • Head Splint Technique—Face-Up Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
    • Head Splint Technique—Face-Dow Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
    • Head and Chin Support—Face-Up Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
    • Head and Chin Support—Face-Down Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
    • Head Splint Technique—Face-Up Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
    • Head Splint Technique—Face-Down Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
    • Head and Chin Support—Face-Up Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
    • In-Line Stabilization for a Submerged Victim—Face-Up, Face-Down or on One Side
    • Using a Backboard in Shallow

    CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER SKILLS

    • Removing Gloves
    • Initial Assessment
    • Rescue Breathing—Adult, Child and Infant
    • Using a Bag-Valve-Mask Resuscitator—Two Rescuers
    • Conscious Choking—Adult, Child and Infant
    • Unconscious Choking—Adult, Child and Infant
    • CPR—Adult, Child and Infant
    • Two-Rescuer CPR—Adult, Child and Infant
    • Using an AED—Adult and Child

    FIRST AID SKILLS

    • Secondary Assessment
    • Controlling External Bleeding
    • Applying a Sling and Binder
    • Applying an Anatomic Splint
    • Applying a Soft Splint

    SKILL SCENARIOS TO BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE

    • Final Skill Scenario 1—Active Drowning Victim
    • Final Skill Scenario 2—Submerged Passive Drowning Victim
    • Final Skill Scenario 3—Head, Neck or Back Injury.

    Note there are several ways to care for a spinal injury in the water. In this scenario the victim will be face down and the student will need to rotate the victim face up with their choice of any of the different saves for this purpose.

    The American Lifeguard Association suggests that all employers should follow the national standards and test each candidate they plan to hire to ensure the candidate possesses the required skills. Employers should also further their staffs’ training through in-service programs to help increase their ability levels. At any time during employment, a staff member should be able to demonstrate their skills to show proficiency. It is therefore essential, even after you complete our program that you continue practicing your skills and work to improve them.

    There is nothing more important than learning how to save a life, and nothing more rewarding than knowing you did all the right things in saving a life. Practice makes perfect. Being alert, being a professional, and being on top of your skills at all times can help save lives!

    If you wish to enroll and start your training right away and can be completed anytime in 2018, we ask that you click the “ADD TO CART” button. Once you have made payment, we will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to complete the national certification program. Remember that we offer a 30-day money back guarantee, that if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, you need only to email us and request a refund.

    If you have any questions that we may assist you with, or any problems completing the program, please email us at alalifeguard@aol.com. We monitor our incoming emails 24/7 and normally respond to inquiries within just a few minutes.

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