Save a Life: Learn Basic Water Rescue
May is Water Safety Month. According to the American Red Cross, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14. With summer just around the corner, it's important to understand the risks of potential water hazards and how you can prevent them.
Taking a Basic Water Rescue class is a great way to gain valuable knowledge that can help you save a life. We recommend this course for those 12 years of age and older who may supervise children in, on or around the water, including day care providers. If you are involved with physical therapy, you may also be interested in this course.
The course provides you with information and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. It will also prepare you for aquatic emergencies by teaching you how to protect yourself while assisting others. Participants must be comfortable in chest deep water. Certification requirements: Attend all classes, demonstrate competency in water skills, pass final written test. Keep in mind, this course does not certify you as a lifeguard.
Courses offered this Spring (locations subject to change):
Saturday, May 14 from 12:30 - 4:30pm | Bow Creek | #99847 | $25
Sunday, May 22 from 12 - 4pm | Kempsville | #99848 | $25
For more information about water safety month including safe swimming tips, visit NationalWaterSafetyMonth.com.