HOFSTRA UNIVERSITYSCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND ALLIED HUMAN SERVICESDEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT SCIENCESPESP – 042 Lifeguard Training – 3 creditsSpring 2008 Tuesday/Thursday 12:45 – 2:10 pmProfessor Robert Kolonkowski ([email protected])Office Hours: By appointmentCourse Description:The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard candidates with the skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. In this course students will have the opportunity to earn certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid (valid for three years), CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Essentials (valid for one year). Course Prerequisites:To be eligible for the Lifeguard Training course, the candidate must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course. The candidate must also successfully complete the following swimming prerequisites:1.Swim 300 yards/meters continuously, using these strokes in the following order: a.100 yards/meters front crawl using rhythmic breathing to the front or side and a stabilizing, propellant kick.b.100 yards/meters breaststroke, using a pull breathe, kick and glide sequence.c.100 yards/meters of either front crawl or breaststroke. This 100 may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke.Note: There is no time requirement for this skill. Prospective participants must show only that they can swim 300 yards/meters using the above strokes without stopping. The purpose of the swim is to demonstrate comfort in the water.