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Florence YMCA training lifeguards in April, May

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The Florence YMCA is looking for lifeguards; participants must be at least 16 years old and have excellent swimming skills.

The class will cost $170 for YMCA members or $195 for non-members. The class will provide all materials and training. Participants will earn a YMCA of the USA National Certification for YMCA Lifeguarding as well as American Heart and Safety Institute CPR Pro including AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid required for certification.

Classes are offered in April and May. Students must be present for all dates and times listed to be certified. Students must pass all water and practical skills without error and pass all written tests with an 80% or better to be certified.

Classes

1. Swim Test on Friday, April 4 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Phase 1: 100 yard front crawl with a two minute tread water with legs only.

Phase 2: 250 yard swim - 50 yards each of front crawl with head up, breaststroke, sidestroke, breaststroke with head up and elementary backstroke.

Phase 3: 25 yard sprint/dive/tread sequence

Class & Pool Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (One hour break for lunch)

Sunday, April 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, April 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (One hour break for lunch)

Sunday, April 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2. Swim Test on Friday, May 16 from 5 - 6 p.m.

Phase 1: 100 yard front crawl with a 2 minute tread water with legs only.

Phase 2: 250 yard swim - 50 yards each of front crawl with head up, breaststroke, sidestroke, breaststroke with head up and elementary backstroke.

Phase 3: 25 yard sprint sequence

Class & Pool Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (One hour break for lunch)

Sunday, May 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, May 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (One hour break for lunch)

Sunday, May 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Pre-work is required, so register early!

If interested contact the Florence Family YMCA by calling 843-665-1234 or visiting: www.florenceymca.org.

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