Training

Classes vary by season. Some classes are subject to be taken place at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park.
Instructor: Donita Ginde-Houtman
For questions or concerns, please contact Donita by calling the DRC or emailing donita@derbyrec.com.

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING
The purpose of the lifeguarding course is to teach the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.  This consists of land and water rescue skills as well as first aid and CPR/AED.

Course pre-requisite requirements include:

  • 15 years or older by the final day of the course
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using front crawl and breaststroke
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs
  • Complete a retrieval exercise within 1 minute, 40 seconds or less.  This includes: 20 yard swim, surface dive, retrieve a 10lb. brick from 7 – 10 foot depth, swim back 20 yards and exit without using the ladder or steps.

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