On August 9th, 10th and 11th, 9 young adults completed their Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard Course. This course is the first step to becoming a certified lifeguard. There were students from Boissevain, Deloraine, Wawanesa, Brandon and Souris attending the course, which included 25 hours of classroom and pool time over the weekend under the leadership of Laura Campbell. Course content included: understanding the roles and responsibilities, developing leadership, understanding the aquatic environment and preventing aquatic emergencies, supervision and surveillance, developing rescue skills, caring for head and spine injuries, responding to first aid emergencies and developing responses to emergencies. To be able to complete this course you must be 12 years of age and be able to swim the Red Cross Swim Kids level 10 or higher. The need for lifeguards seems to be growing every year, and although the course is only offered once a year, keep it in mind for next year. The Red Cross Lifeguard and Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Courses are offered in June and The Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard Course is offered in August. You may contact Carole Williams at the Recreation Office for more information.
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