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American Red Cross (ARC) Safety Courses


All courses LISTED below are located at the SRSC. Please register at the SRSC or WIC Member Services suite during open facility hours before the registration deadline. If you have any questions, please call 812-856-1418 or email smithbd2@indiana.edu.



ARC Lifeguard Training
 

Learn the latest skills and techniques of water rescues in courses taught by certified ARC instructors following the ARC curriculum. This course will provide the necessary minimum skills to serve as a non-surf lifeguard and cover: automated external defibrillator (AED), CPR for Lifeguards, preventing disease transmission (PDT), and first aid. You will be certified in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. Course length: 31 hours.


Prerequisites:

  1. Must be at least 15 years old.
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for two minutes using only the legs with hands under armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards with face in or out of the water. Swim goggles not allowed.
    2. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10lb brick.
    3. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.
    4. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps


Class Information:

April 15th - May 1st, 2014 
6:00 p - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week
Register by April 10th (registration opens March 31 at the SRSC or WIC)


Cost (non-refundable):
IU Student: $154
IU Faculty/Staff: $177
Public: $185




ARC Lifeguard & CPR/AED Review For the Professional Rescuer (For Lifeguarding)

Already comfortable with ARC lifeguarding skills and confident in your abilities, but you certification is soon to expire? This review will provide you with a skills and knowledge refresher to extend your lifeguard certification for an additional two years. If your certification has expired, you will need to register for the ARC Lifeguard Training course. All sessions are located at the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center at the SRSC. Accepted organizations can be found here:
http://www.iurecsports.org/pw_files/pdf/LG_Challenge_Guideline.pdf


Prerequisites:

  1. Your ARC Lifeguard and CPR/AED certifications must be current on the date of the first day of class. No expired certifications will be accepted.
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for two minutes using only the legs with hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water but goggles are not allowed.
    2. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10lb brick.
    3. Return to the surface and swim 30 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.
    4. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps


Class Information:

Review #1: September 17-19th, 2013, T-W-TH, 5:30-9:30pm (Register by September 13th )

Review #2: March 3-5th, 2014, M-T-W, 5:30-9:30pm (Register by February 28th)

Cost (non-refundable):
IU Student: $77
IU Faculty/Staff: $89
Public: $93



ARC CPR/AED only Review For the Professional Rescuer (Lifegaurding)

If you already know the ARC CPR/AED skills and are confident in your abilities but you certification is soon to expire, this review will provide you with a skills and knowledge refresher to extend your CPR/AED certification for an additional two years. If your certification is expired, you will need to register for the ARC Lifeguard Training course. All sessions are located at the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center at the SRSC. Accepted organizations can be found here.
http://www.iurecsports.org/pw_files/pdf/LG_Challenge_Guideline.pdf

Prerequisites:

  1. You must be able to demonstrate all of the major skills in CPR and AED for adult, child, and infant.
  2. Your certification must be current on the first day of class. You will need to show proof of your current certification card on the review date. If you do not have proof of your certification, you will not be able to continue with the review.


Class Information:

Review #1: Tuesday, September 18th, 2013 from 5:30-9:30pm (Register by September 13th ) Review #2: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 from 5:30-9:30pm (Register by February 28th)


Cost (non-refundable):
IU Student: $28
IU Faculty/Staff: $32
Public: $34



ARC Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) 

The Lifeguard Instructor Course has been cancelled.  We apologize for this inconvenience. 



ARC Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Guidelines and techniques for teaching swimming are taught in this noncredit ARC class. Participants will be certified in Water Safety Instructor. Course length: 30 hours.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be at least 16 years old.
  2. Successful completion of the Online Session for the Water Safety Instructor course. Information regarding this free online session will be sent to you by our ARC certified course instructor.


Class Information:
  
Register by April 21st.

Course Dates: May 12 – May 29

Week 1: Monday,  May 12 (6-9pm), Tuesday, May 13 (6-9pm), Wednesday, May 14 (6-9pm), Thursday, May 15 (6-9pm)

Week 2: Thursday, May 22 (6-9pm), Saturday, May 24 (10am-2pm)
Week 3: Tuesday, May 27 (6-9pm), Wednesday, May 28 (6-9pm), Thursday, May 29 (6-9pm)

 


Cost (non-refundable):
IU Student: $158*
IU Faculty/Staff: $185*
Public: $193*

*Price only includes course materials and instructor costs. An additional $35 certification fee must be paid to the American Red Cross upon completion of the online pre-course session. Additional instructions for this payment to the American Red Cross will be provided by the course instructor prior to the start of the course.


FAQ

1. Why do you offer group swim lessons for IU students and adults but not for youth?

Our a primary commitment is to serve the IU students whose mandatory fee provides automatic access to Campus Recreational Sports facilities and programs, followed by IU faculty/staff, and then the general public who have RS memberships. After much consideration and a thorough analysis of the Learn-To-Swim program we realized adjustments were warranted so we could respond to member needs and other aquatic program interests expressed by IU students, faculty/staff and public members with RS memberships.

2. My American Red Cross Lifeguarding/CPR/AED certification has expired. What are my options to get recertified?

If any of your American Red Cross certifications have expired, you will need to register for the full course in order to recertify.

3. I’m a frequent lap swimmer, and I want to get some feedback on my stroke to become more efficient. What options do I have other than enrolling in a four- week swim lesson program?

With private lessons, we can match you with an instructor who can help you meet your personal swim goals. You can register for as many private lessons as you want and arrange them as your schedule allows. You can also enroll in one of our Aquatic Clinics to work on a particular swim skill.

4. Can you explain how the schedule for swimFIT works?

swimFIT is offered Monday-Friday in 6-week sessions, twice a semester. You can register for any number of days that fit your schedule. You can also pick your own schedule and pay only for the days you register for! For example, if you sign up for sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, you would pay only for those days each week for the duration of the 6-week series.