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Upcoming certification courses offered at Rec Center

By Staff | May 6, 2009

The City of Sanibel announced several upcoming certification courses being offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center:

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

$180 for members, $225 for non-members

All materials included

May 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 from 4 to 9 p.m.

The purpose of the course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. Those who pass will become certified Water Safety Instructors. Must be at least 16 years old to register. Call the Rec Center at 472-0345 for swimming ability prerequisites. Class size is limited; register now!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

Friday, May 15 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A three-day course in which participants will be trained as Professional Rescuers in lifeguarding, first aid as well as adult, child and infant CPR/AED use. Registrants will receive a class textbook and itinerary for study. Must be at least 15 years old to register. Call the Rec Center at 472-0345 for swimming ability prerequisites. Class size is limited; register now!

American Red Cross CPR/AED Recertification Course (for the professional rescuer)

$50 for members, $60 for non-members

Sunday, May 24 from Noon to 4 p.m.

Completion of this course will renew American Red Cross CPR/AED certification for the Professional Rescuer for one year. Participants should have fully reviewed all skills and be prepared to demonstrate skills without prompting and complete a written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher. Please bring your CPR mask to the challenge course. Class size is limited; register now!

The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel- Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information, call the Rec Center at 472-0345 or visit our Web site at www.mysanibel.com.

Source: City of Sanibel