Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Red Cross Aquatics Program to Launch Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training

TINTON FALLS, NJ, March 28 2011 – The Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross is now accepting participants for spring Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instructor courses. The Red Cross is there to help people prepare for emergencies, from a swimming emergency to a heart attack to heat related emergencies. It is important to be safe in, on, and around the water. Swimmers of all ages and abilities can develop their swimming and water safety skills by contacting the Red Cross. If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or challenging career that’s in demand, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED. Courses are available with a focus on a variety of environments, including pools, waterfronts, water parks and shallow water attractions. You can also become a certified Red Cross Water Safety instructor. Learn to teach children and adults to swim, and give water safety presentations to kids and their parents. All pool sessions are held at the Jewish Community Center in Deal, NJ and classroom sessions at Jersey Coast Chapter headquarters in Tinton Falls, NJ. To view, register and learn about class opportunities, visit jerseycoast-redcross.org or call Laurie (732) 493-9100 ext. 1244 or visit the chapter in Tinton Falls Mon., Tues., Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Thurs. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lifeguards up and down the Jersey Shore are American Red Cross certified. Please enroll today to be able to be a hero and save a life all while changing your own.