QU to Host Lifeguard Training Course

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The American Red Cross will host a Lifeguard Certification course beginning March 16 at Quincy University’s Health and Fitness Center.  The courses are open to anyone 15 and older.  Classes are held from noon to 6:00 pm on the following Sundays:

March 16
March 23
March 30
April 6
April 13

The course combines classroom instruction and hands-on practice and covers surveillance skills, rescue skills, first aid training, and additional lifeguard responsibilities.

This American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs and complete a timed event that includes a surface dive and swimming 40 yards.

The five-week course is $190 per person.  Contact Mike Davis at 217-228-5032 for more information or to register.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.