City offers American Red Cross lifeguard training |

City offers American Red Cross lifeguard training

The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross certified lifeguard training course and a lifeguard re-certification course.

Courses are being taught by Liz Terzian, a city employee who will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, according to a press release. Participants will be trained and certified to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness until emergency services take over.

Participants must be at least 16 years old, be able to swim 300 yards continuously while demonstrating breathing control and rhythmic breathing, tread water for two minutes using the legs only, and complete a timed event.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive the American Red Cross certificate for lifeguarding/first aid/CPR/AED, which is valid for two years. Attendance at all facility sessions and completion of all online lessons are two of a number of requirements necessary to successfully pass for certification.

The pre-course and swim test must be completed before first class. Call 530-542-6056 to make an appointment.

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