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Cheyrl Grayson: Courses: PHED 1510

PHED 1510

INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Grayson
  Gym - 112
   Office #: 272-4540



In this course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. You will also learn a number of lifeguarding techniques, such as how to use surveillance techniques; how to use rescue equipment to help rescue a distressed swimmer, an active drowning victim, and a passive drowning victim; and how to manage a suspected spinal injury victim.

The practices require strenuous activity. If you have a medical condition or disability that might prevent you from taking part in the practice sessions, or if you have any questions about your ability to participate fully in the Lifeguard Training course, discuss it with your instructor before starting the course.


LT - To teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.

CPR- To teach professional rescuers (those with a duty to respond) the skills needed to respond appropriately

to respiratory and cardiac emergencies.


1. Understand the value of behaving in a professional manner.

2. Learn how to recognize specific characteristic behaviors of distressed swimmers, active and passive drowning victims, and near-drowning victims.

3. Recognize an aquatic emergency and act promptly and appropriately.

4. Perform equipment-based skills and techniques used by professional lifeguards.

5. Perform proper techniques to care for a possible spinal injury.

6. Learn how to provide first aid and CPR, how to use an AED, and how to administer oxygen.


Swim 500 yards continuously, using the following strokes in the following order:

200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick;

100 yards of breaststroke; and

200 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke. These 200 yards may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke.

Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object. When returning to the starting point, the candidate must:

Hold the 10-pound object with both hands; and

Keep his or her face above the water.


TEXT: Lifeguarding Training, American Red Cross

"Chris Clean" facepiece and lung bag (adult and baby)

Resuscitation mask

First Aid Bandage Training Packet


- Successfully complete a final written exam with a minimum score of 80% in each of the 4 sections.

- Successfully complete three final skill scenarios.

- Successfully perform all critical skills.




50% Written Evaluation

A Final Exam will be administered and cover material from the assigned text, handouts,

lectures and videos.

25% Skill Evaluation (practice rescues, conditioning swims, 3 test rescue scenarios, bandaging, CPR, AED, and O2 administration)

25% Attendance and Participation

100 points (-5 points for each day missed)

100 points (0-5 points for daily participation)


Classes that meet 3 times per week OR Classes that meet 2 times per week

5 absences = F (non-passing grade) ; ; 4 absences = F (non-passing grade)

All class time missed MUST be made-up to achieve certification.

Students with disabilities or special needs of any type should contact Disability Support Services in the Ace Center to request reasonable accommodations for academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students must personally register with Disability Support Services by providing adequate documentation to verify the disability and/or need. A minimum of five to ten business days is needed for approved accommodations to be arranged. The ACE Center is located on the lower level of Pope Student Center.