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Madison Metropolitan School District

Lifeguard Training/Pro CPR

PHY7025

Students must be 15 years of age by the end of the semester, possess high-intermediate swimming skills, and be able to swim 300 yards without stopping use front crawl and breaststroke, swim 20 yards and surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object and swim back 20 yards, and tread water for 2 minutes without using arms. Non-proficient swimmers will be removed from class. The course gives you cognitive and practical experience in the areas of lifeguard training, First Aid, and CPR/AED. Students will learn basic first aid skills, adult, child, and infant rescue breathing, choking procedures, CPR, AED usage, water rescue skills for conscious and unconscious victims, and spinal injury management.

One quarter is spent in the West pool. The other quarter will be in the classroom learning First Aid and CPR/AED. Students can earn certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer after successfully completing final skill scenarios and written tests from the American Red Cross. After successful completion of the class, students will be ready to lifeguard at a public or private pool. Course fee covers cost of required American Red Cross materials (book, resuscitation mask, certification fees), maintenance of equipment, and field trip to an aquatics facility.

  • Recommended Grades: 10-12
  • Course Number: PHY7025
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Course Fees: $135 *
  • Note: Elective
  • Prerequisite Recommendation: Students must be 15 years of age by the end of the semester, possess high-intermediate swimming skills, and be able to swim 300 yards without stopping use front crawl and breaststroke, swim 20 yards and surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object and swim back 20 yards, and tread water for 2 minutes without using arms. Non-proficient swimmers will be removed from class.

* Course fees are subject to change. You may be eligible for a fee waiver or reduction. The fee waiver request is included in the August online enrollment process under the socioeconomic status section. Your request will be reviewed by authorized school district personnel.