Tompkins Cortland Community College

FITN216 - Lifeguard Training


Lifeguard Training prepares individuals to assume more effectively the duties and responsibilities of lifeguards. It covers equipment-based rescues, spinal injury management, post-rescue care and many other topics based on up-to-date principles of aquatic safety. First aid and professional rescuer level CPR training are also included. The Waterfront Life Guarding module covers skills and knowledge needed at the waterfront. American Red Cross (or similar) certifications available for an additional fee. Prerequisites: FITN 102 or Red Cross level 5 or 6 skills with permission of the instructor; 15 yrs. of age or older, and successful completion of a pretest; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099 and RDNG 099 if required by placement testing. 2 Cr. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.