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SPRING 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

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The Mizzou Aquatic Institute supports the aquatic safety needs of the community.

All American Red Cross courses are taught in the world-class Mizzou Aquatic Center. The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience and is offered in traditional classroom or blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) formats.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training provides complete training to students through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Training options feature two core courses—Lifeguarding and Shallow Water Lifeguarding (available in a blended learning format)—plus optional add-on modules, including waterfront skills or waterpark skills modules. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes first aid, professional-level CPR and AED in one certificate. Digital certificate available upon successful completion of course.

Spring 2018 Course Schedule
COURSEDATESDAYTIMESPRICE
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First AidFEB 10SATURDAY12:00 PM - 5:30 PM$60
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First AidFEB 11SUNDAY12:30 -- 6:30 PM$60
LIFEGUARDINGFEB 16-18FRIDAY - SUNDAYFri 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat/Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$195
CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUERFEB 24SATURDAY12:30 -- 6:30 PM$60
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First AidFEB 25SUNDAY12:30 -- 6 PM$60
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First AidMAR 10SATURDAY12:00 PM - 5:30 PM$60
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid BLENDED LEARNING (ONLINE COMPONENT)MAR 11SUNDAY12:30 -- 3:00 PM

$60
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid BLENDED LEARNING (ONLINE COMPONENT)
MAR 11SUNDAY2:30 PM - 5:00 PM$60
LIFEGUARDINGMAR 26-28MONDAY -- WEDNESDAY8:00 AM - 7:00 PM$195
LIFEGUARDING REVIEWAPRIL 14SATURDAY SAT: 8:00 AM -- 7:00 PM$95
CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUERAPRIL 28SATURDAY12:30 -- 6 pm$60
LIFEGUARDINGMAY 11-13FRIDAY - SUNDAYFri 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat/Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$195
View the Spring 2018 Course Schedule page
Lifeguard Instructor Training Course

The Mizzou Aquatic Institute is pleased to bring an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course to the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding instructors are authorized to teach the following Red Cross courses and presentations:

  • Lifeguarding
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding (with basic-level certification in Waterfront Lifeguarding)
  • Waterpark Lifeguarding (with basic-level certification in Waterpark Lifeguarding)
  • Shallow Water Attendant
  • Lifeguard Management
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Water Safety Presentations
  • Water Safety Today
  • General Water Safety
  • Home Pool Safety
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow

With a self-orientation, Lifeguarding instructors are authorized to teach Safety Training for Swim Coaches. With a self-orientation, Lifeguarding instructors also are authorized to teach basic-level CPR and AED courses in the American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED programs. For more information
on these orientations, contact your local Red Cross chapter.

Course Schedule

28 Hours

No Courses Scheduled at this time

Prerequisites

Participants must be certified in lifeguarding/CPR/AED/FA prior to attending this class.  Lifeguard instructor candidates must be at least 17 years of age and demonstrate strong swimming skills, including swimming 300 yards continuously, treading water for 2 minutes without using hands, and completing a timed object retrieval in 7-10 feet of water.

Requirements/Certification

To be eligible for two-year certification, you must attend all class sessions, demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities, and pass the final written exam with at least 80 percent. Successful participants will receive certification allowing him/her to instruct the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course at facilities authorized by the American Red Cross.

What to Bring

  • Lifeguard Instructor Manual (can be purchased in advance on our website for $36-$40 or can be printed out and put in a 3-ring binder)
  • Appropriate swimwear
  • Dry change(s) of clothes
  • Towel(s)
  • Goggles (yes, they are required)
  • Deck footwear
  • Snacks/Meals (breaks provided to leave and dine elsewhere)
  • Proof of lifeguard certification
  • State-issued photo ID

 

Please contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.

View the Lifeguard Instructor Training Course page
Lifeguard Certification Course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.  This course will follow the 2012 American Red Cross Lifeguarding curriculum.

Course Length: 26 Hours

Course Price: $195

Course Pre-requites: To enroll in the Lifeguarding Course, you must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age before the last scheduled class session
  • Demonstrate the following skills:
    • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
    • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Swimming skills will be tested on the first day of class. Skills must be completed in order to continue. No exceptions and no refunds due to failure to complete pre-requisites.

Course Requirements: Participants must attend and participate in all subsequent sessions (*if applicable) including class room work and skills practice. To receive the associated certification, participants must satisfactorily demonstrate all Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR skills, and pass the course written exam with at least a score of 80%.

Certification received upon fulfilling course requirements (valid 2 years): Lifeguard, First Aid CPR for the Professional Rescuer

 

Course Schedule

See Spring 2018 Course Schedule

 

Lifeguard Certification courses will be scheduled beginning January 2018. 

Please contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.

View the Lifeguard Certification Course page
Lifeguard Review (Recertification) Course

The Lifeguard Review course is a way to renew your current certifications. Participants should come prepared to successfully demonstrate their practical skills and pass the written exams. Participants must pass the pre-course swim exam, written exam, and skills check.

Course Prerequisites: Course Prerequisites: Proof of current valid American Red Cross issued Lifeguarding certification.

Course Length: 12 Hours

Course Price: $95

Course Requirements: Participants must attend and participate in all subsequent sessions (*if applicable) including class room work and skills practice. To receive the associated certification, participants must satisfactorily demonstrate all Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR skills, and pass the course written exam with at least a score of 80%.

Certification received upon fulfilling course requirements (valid 2 years): Lifeguard, First Aid CPR for the Professional Rescuer

Course Schedule

See Spring 2018 Course Schedule

 

Contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.

 

 

View the Lifeguard Review (Recertification) Course page
First Aid/CPR/AED Course

The First Aid/CPR/AED course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to cardiac, breathing and first-aid emergencies to help victims of all ages. Successful participants will be able to do the following

Successful participants will be able to do the following:

  • Describe how to recognize an emergency and prioritize care for injuries and sudden illnesses
  • Identify the difference between (expressed) consent and implied consent
  • Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care
  • Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system
  • Describe the purpose of Good Samaritan laws
  • Explain when to move an injured of ill person from a dangerous scene
  • Explain how to check a conscious person for life-threatening and conditions
  • Identify signals of shock and help minimize its effects
  • Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening conditions
  • Identify the signals of common sudden illnesses and how to care for them
  • Describe how to care for someone who is having a seizure
  • Identify the signals of and how to care for heat and cold-related emergencies
  • Identify the signals of and how to care for various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Demonstrate how to control external bleeding
  • Identify signals of and explain how to care for head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency
  • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival
  • Describe how to care for a heart attack
  • List the causes of cardiac arrest
  • Explain the role of CPR in cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR
  • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency
  • Demonstrate how to care for a person who is choking
  • Explain what defibrillation is an how it works
  • Identify precautions to take when using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED

Course Hours: 5 hours

Course Price: $60

Course Requirements: Participants must attend and participate in all subsequent sessions (*if applicable) including class room work and skills practice. To receive the associated certification, participants must satisfactorily demonstrate all CPR skills, and pass the course written exam with at least a score of 80%.

Certification received upon fulfilling course requirements (valid 2 years): First Aid/ CPR Adult & Pediatric/AED

 

Course Schedule:

See Spring 2018 Course Schedule

 

 

Please contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.

View the First Aid/CPR/AED Course page
Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim courses, and water safety courses and presentations. The Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program teaches people of all ages and varying abilities to swim and be safe in, on and around water.

 

Course Hours:  30 hours

Course Price: $255

Course Requirements: Participants must attend and participate in all course sessions including class room work and skills practice. To receive the associated certification, participants must satisfactorily demonstrate all First Aid skills, and pass the course written exam with at least a score of 80%.

Certification received upon fulfilling course requirements (valid 2 years): Water Safety Instructor

Course Schedule

Spring 2018

No courses scheduled at this time

 

Please contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu or more information.

View the Water Safety Instructor page
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid

The CPR/AED Adult, Child, & Infant Course for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies to help victims of all ages. This course is recommended for lifeguards, and other individuals required by place of employment to have a higher level of training. Successful participants will be able to do the following:

  • Recognizing an emergency and prioritization of care for injuries and sudden illnesses
  • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency
  • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival
  • Describe how to care for a heart attack
  • List the causes of cardiac arrest
  • Explain the role of CPR in cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR
  • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency
  • Demonstrate how to car for a person who is choking
  • Explain what defibrillation is an how it works
  • Identify precautions to take when using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED
  • Recognize and respond to first aid emergencies

Course Hours: 6 hours

Course Price: $60

Course Requirements: Participants must attend and participate in all subsequent sessions (*if applicable) including class room work and skills practice. To receive the associated certification, participants must satisfactorily demonstrate all CPR skills, and pass the course written exam with at least a score of 80%.

Certification received upon fulfilling course requirements (valid 2 years): CPR/AED Adult, Child, & Infant for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid

 

Course Schedule

See Spring 2018 Course Schedule

 

 

Contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.

 

View the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid page
NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Course

CPO® certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations.

The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 375,000 successful CPO® certifications in 93 countries. Many state and local health departments accept the CPO® certification program.

Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatics industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers, and academicians. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.

Course Information

  • The CPO® certification program requires participation in either a two-day class (14-16 hours) taught by a certified instructor or the blended format that combines the online Pool Operator Primer™ and one day of the Pool Operator Fusion™ class of instruction
  • The CPO® certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, and government requirements
  • The CPO® certification program requires an open book written examination
  • The CPO® certification is valid for five years

Course Benefits

  • Proven educational tool
  • Widely accepted by local and state authorities
  • Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
  • Comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly
  • All courses are taught by NSPF® certified instructors
  • The CPO® certification is recognized nationally and internationally
  • Gives participants a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, management and risk reduction
  • The CPO® Certification program is now eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course Schedule

14-16 Hours

No Classes scheduled at this time.  Special scheduling required for this course.

 

Please contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.

View the NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Course page
Group Training Inquiry
  • Please select the number of participants that will be participating in the course.
    *LGI and CPO Classes are specialty classes which require special scheduling based on instructor schedules.
  • Due to Instructor and Class Schedules, training classes will be scheduled at least two weeks prior to the class. Please select the month in which you would like to schedule the training.
  • Please give us any information about your group and the training you would like to schedule.
View the Group Training Inquiry page

REFUND POLICY

Cancellation requests for course withdrawals must be received by Mizzou Aquatic Center staff one week prior to the course date in order to obtain a full refund. A 20% administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations less than one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given for individuals who are registered for the course and fail to arrive on the day of the course.

For information on group training please contact Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.