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Beaufort Co. Parks and Leisure offers lifeguard training course

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Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services will be holding an American Red Cross lifeguarding courses at the Battery Creek Indoor Swimming Pool during the month of February.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age by Feb. 4, 2013 and take a pre-requisite swim assessment before they can be accepted into the class. Participants must also be able to swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl and breaststroke, swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object from the bottom of the pool, swim 20 yards with the object and exit the pool without using the steps within one minute and 40 seconds, and tread water with no hands for two minutes.

The pre-requisite swim assessment will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Battery Creek Swimming Pool at 1 Blue Dolphin Dr. in Burton. Due to space limitations, only the first 12 participants that pass the assessment will be eligible to take the class.

The lifeguarding classes will take place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 3, and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 4.

The registration fee for the class is $160 and includes all of the class materials. Those who complete the class will receive certification for American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid, CPR PR, and AED. The certifications will remain active for two years.

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