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									                                                                                                     show only that they can swim 550 yards
  MARC Lifeguarding                                        Class Dates & Times                       using the above strokes without stopping.

      Course                                            Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays               2. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or
                                                                                                     breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-
The purpose of the MARC American Red                  7:00pm–10:00pm (Tues. & Thurs.)                10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object,
Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Course is to                 8:00am – 11:00am (Saturdays)                   return to the surface, and swim 20 yards
teach lifeguard candidates the skills and                                                            back to the starting point with the object
knowledge needed to prevent and respond                                                              and exit the water without using a ladder
to aquatic emergencies both in a pool and             Feb.: 20, 23, 25, 27,                          or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
at a non-surf waterfront environment. The             March: 2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20,
course content and activities prepare                 23                                             Course Length Approximately:
candidates to recognize and respond                                                                  This course is designed to be taught in
quickly and effectively to emergencies and            Course Prerequisites:                          approximately 40 hours (includes the
prevent drowning and injuries.                        To be eligible for the Lifeguarding            pre-course session & water front). This
                                                      Training course, the candidate must be         estimate is based on the number of
                                                      15 years of age on or before the final         participants. The course time includes
                                                      scheduled session of this course. The          the minimum time needed for life-
                                                      candidate must also successfully               guarding, CPR, and first aid skill
                                                      complete the following swimming                practice; class activities; and one DVD.

                                                    1. Swim 550 yards continuously, using            This course upon completion and
         The Course begins:                         these strokes in the following order:            passing certifies the participants for life-
       Saturday, Feb. 20th, 2010                    200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic         guarding pools and non-surf open water.
                                                    breathing and a stabilizing, propellant
                                                    kick. Rhythmic breathing can be
   Instructors: Marybeth Jacobs &                   performed either by breathing to the side
           Tom Nuzback                              or to the front.
                                                    200 yards of breaststroke using a pull,
   Lifeguarding Materials & Costs:                  breathe, kick and glide sequence.
                                                    150 yards of either front crawl or
The material for this class must be purchased       breaststroke. The 150 yards may be a
from the ARC. Do not purchase the ARC               combination of front crawl and
material till after first class. The cost to the    breaststroke.
ARC is $75.00, which includes a CPR mask.               Note: There is no time requirement for
The cost of the course is $100.00 and this            this skill. Prospective participants must   The American Red Cross Lifeguarding
check must be made out to the MARC and
turn in with this application to the MARC.                                                         Certification is nationally recognized.
                MARC                                          Certification Requirements:
          Lifeguarding Course
                                                          Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard
                                                        Training course, each participant will receive two
                                                        American Red Cross Universal Certificates: one
                                                                                                                       Meadville Area Recreation Complex
                                                        indicating Lifeguard Training and First Aid that is

NAME: _____________________________
                                                        valid for 3 years and another indicating CPR for
                                                        the Professional Rescuer that is valid for 1 year.
                                                                                                                      Lifeguard Course
ADDRESS: ______________________________                   To receive the two course completion certificates            February 20, 2010
                                                        for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
                                                        course, the participants must:
                                                            ATTEND EVERY CLASS. No exception!
                                                                          (NO REFUND!)
                                                         Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
AGE: _______ BIRTH DATE:______________                   Demonstrate competency in the three final skills
PHONE NUMBER:            _____________________           Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the
                                                          questions in each of the four sections of the final
E-MAIL:     _______________________________               written examination (12 correct answers out of 15
                                                          questions in each section.)
Check # & Amt. for MARC: _________________
                                                          If you have any other questions concerning this
                                                        course, please call:
                                                                        The MARC @ 724-6006

    Copy of Birth Certificate or Drivers License
            is required at registration.                               MARC Policies:
                                                         Payment, application, and proof of age are due
   I hereby give my consent for my son/daughter to        upon registration.
participate in the Lifeguarding Course at the MARC.      Participants must bring all materials to each            Meadville Area Recreation Complex
I further release the MARC staff and all concerned        class.                                                           800 Thurston Road
from all liability for injuries received by my son/      Participants must have swim suit at each class.
daughter/myself during or resulting from                 MARC reserves the right to cancel or change
                                                                                                                         Meadville, PA 16335
participation in this program.                            any courses, class dates, and times.                               (814) 724-6006
                                                         Make-ups not available.                                         (814) 337-8995 (fax)
                                                         Participants must attend ALL classes or they
Parents Signature: __________________________             will not pass.
                                                         MARC reserves the right to set a minimum of 6           
Participants Signature: _______________________           participants and a maximum of 12
                                                                                                                The MARC is supported by the City of Meadville,
Date: ____________________________________                 ARC will not refund for book & material.                    West Mead & Vernon Twps.
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