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Safety Certifications

All aquatics certifications are taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors. Please note that participation in a certification class does not guarantee certification. All skills related to the certification must be properly demonstrated (as defined by course outline) in order to receive certification.

If minimum enrollment for any safety course is not met 3 days prior to the scheduled start date, the class will be cancelled.

Traditional Courses: All content is taught on-site at the Tootell Aquatic Center during scheduled course time.  All courses are traditional unless otherwise noted.

Blended Learning Courses: Course content alternates online simulation learning with in-person water skills sessions. The online simulation learning is completed outside of class time, while the in-person skills sessions are completed at the Tootell Aquatic Center during the scheduled course time.

 

 

 

 

Community CPR & AED – Adult Certification

Date Times Barcode
Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5195
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5196
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5200
Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5198
Thursday, October 9, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5199
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5201
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5202
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. 5203

 

This course trains lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. This course also provides the lay responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.

Fees: Member $60 / Non-Member $75 – fee includes textbook and training materials.

Community CPR/AED Adult with Standard First Aid

Date Times Barcode
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 5192
Monday, September 22, 2014 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. 5193
Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 5194

This course trains lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. This course also provides the lay responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.  The first aid portion of this course is designed to teach participants to recognize and respond to emergencies including sudden illness, poisonings, and cold related emergencies. Additionally, participants will learn how to administer first aid care for bleeding emergencies and bone and joint injuries

Fees: Member $65 / Non-Member $80 – fee includes textbook and training materials.

 

Community CPR/AED Adult, Child, & Infant with Standard First Aid

Date Times Barcode
Saturday, September, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 5204

This course trains lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adult, children and infants. This course also provides the lay responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.  The first aid portion of this course is designed to teach participants to recognize and respond to emergencies including sudden illness, poisonings, and cold related emergencies. Additionally, participants will learn how to administer first aid care for bleeding emergencies and bone and joint injuries

Fees: Member $70 / Non-Member $85 – fee includes textbook and training materials.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Blended Learning Course
Course length: E-Learning 6 hours, 45 minutes; On-Site instruction 24 hours
Date Times Barcode
Wednesdays,
October 1 – November 12, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 5307
Registration Deadline: 9/24/2014

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to teach American Red Cross swimming lessons. Absence from any of the classes will result in a failure of the course and forfeiture of the registration fee. Instructors are not permitted to make up missed material with participants. Water Safety Instructor Training books are provided to class participants upon registration.  Please review the following details if you are interested in becoming a WSI.

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the last scheduled session of the instructor course.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills test.

Pre-Course Skills Test

  • Front Crawl 25 yards
  • Back Crawl 25 yards
  • Breast Stroke 25 Yards
  • Elementary Backstroke 25 yards
  • Sidestroke 25 yards
  • Butterfly 15 yards
  • Maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (float or scull)
  • Tread water for one minute

Fees: Member $275 / Non-Member $325 – fee includes all textbooks, training material, and Fundamentals of Instructor Training course.  If pre-course skills test is not passed, 90% of course registration will be placed on the customer account. No refunds are given.

Certification Requirements:  The candidate will have reading and written assignments each day of the class as well as in-water activities. Candidates must successfully complete four practice teaching assignments and score at least 80% on a written exam.

Lifeguard Instructor Course
(Course length 22 hours)

Date Times Barcode
TBA TBA TBA

Must attend all classes.

Must bring your current lifeguard certification to the class.

This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course. Once authorized, Lifeguard Instructors may teach:

  • Basic-level Lifeguarding
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Lifeguarding
  • Shallow Water Attendant
  • Lifeguard Management
  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow
  • Water Safety presentations

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 17 years of age on or before the last scheduled day of the instructor course.
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid certificate or have successfully completed a Red Cross Lifeguarding (full or review course) or another acceptable lifeguarding course within the last four years.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course session. This includes passing the precourse written exam with a score of 80% or higher for each of the three sections and demonstrating competency in all the precourse skills and scenarios evaluation.

Fees: Member $275 / Non-Member $325 – fee includes textbook and training materials.  If pre-course skills test is not passed, 90% of course registration will be placed on the customer account. No refunds are given.

Certification Requirements: The candidate will have reading and written assignments each day of the class as well as in-water activities. Candidates must successfully complete all practice teaching assignments and score at least 80% on all written exams.

 

Lifeguard Training Course  – Includes First-Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer

Blended Learning Course (E-Learning 7 hours, 25 minutes; On-Site instruction 19 hours, 30 minutes)

Traditional Course Course length: 25 hours
Date Times Barcode
February 16 – 20, 2015
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.(includes 1 hour lunch break) 5208
May 4 – 8, 2015
Monday – Friday
4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 5209

 

Blended Learning Course
Course length: E-Learning 7 hours, 25 minutes; On-Site instruction 19 hours, 30 minutes
Date Times Barcode
April 13 – 24, 2015
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 5306

Must attend all classes.

This course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguarding and First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Absence from any of the classes will result in a failure of the course and forfeiture of the registration fee. Instructors are not permitted to make up missed material with participants. Lifeguard Training books and pocket masks are provided to class participants upon registration.

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 15 years of age by the last scheduled session of the Lifeguard Training Course.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills test.

Pre-Course Skills Test

Participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, consisting of 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards breaststroke, and 100 yards mixed front crawl and breaststroke. Additionally, they must retrieve a 10 pound brick from 10 feet of water, swim the brick 20 yards back to the side of the pool, and get out of the water without using the ladder or stairs. The brick retrieval portion must be completed in 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Fees: Member $225 / Non-Member $255 – fee includes textbook and training materials.  If pre-course skills test is not passed, 90% of course registration will be placed on the customer account. No refunds are given.

Certification Requirements: The candidate must demonstrate competency in each required skill taught in a course. Competency is defined as being able to perform each skill to meet the objective without guidance. Candidates must pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%. If the final written exam has more than one section, a minimum grade of 80% must be achieved on each section.

Lifeguard Training Review (Course length 13.0 hours)

Certification covers Lifeguard/First-aid and Professional Rescuer CPR/AED.

Date Times Barcode
November 15 & 16, 2014 Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5205
March 7 & 8, 2015 Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5206
April 18 & 19, 2015 Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5207

Must attend all dates & times

Prerequisites

  • Must be able to present a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills test.

Pre-Course Skills Test

Participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, consisting of 100 yards freestyle, 100 yards breaststroke, and 100 yards mixed freestyle and breaststroke. Additionally, they must retrieve a 10 pound brick from 10 feet of water, swim the brick 20 yards back to the side of the pool, and get out of the water without using the ladder or stairs. The brick retrieval portion must be completed in 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Fees: Member $140 / Non-Member $165 (Course fees do NOT include an updated American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual).

Certification Requirements: The candidate must demonstrate competency in each required skill taught in a course. Competency is defined as being able to perform each skill to meet the objective without guidance. Candidates must pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%. If the final written exam has more than one section, a minimum grade of 80% must be achieved on each section.

 

 

Membership Discounts / Benefits

As a benefit of membership, URI Students; Rec Pass and/or TAC Pool members receive discounted rates on many program offerings such as: group fitness classes; learn to swim lessons; certification classes (first-aid, CPR, AED instructional classes); locker and towel service and special events. Members will also receive priority registration for aquatic programs (on-line and in-person). Find out more by calling the Rec Service Center at 874.5926.

 

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