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NEWS!

Last Chance to Get Certified Summer 2014

Pools often hire new guards at the end of the season to replace staff heading back to college. Get a jump on next summer.

LGT #8 Precourse: Friday, July 18th 6pm - 8pm (or by appointment)
Section A: Sunday, July 27th 12pm - 8pm
Section B: Sunday, August 3rd 12pm - 8pm
Test: Friday, August 8th 6pm - 10pm

For complete details download the revised Revised 2014 Training Center schedule (.pdf).


Maryland's Premier Aquatic Professional Training Center


Lifeguard/First Aid/APR/AED Training (LGT)
Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
CPR/AED for Professionals
WSI
Pool Operator

For a schedule download Revised 2014 Training Center schedule (.pdf)
Registration Form(.pdf)


To contact the Aqua Culture Training Center:
Email Info@ACTrainingCenter.com or call 410-420-POOL (7665)

Course Descriptions and Prerequisites

Professional Courses Available:

  • Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED Training (LGT)
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
  • Certified Pool & Spa Operators
  • Certified Pool & Spa Operators Review

    Red Cross Instructor Training:
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

    Additional Professional Courses Available Based on Demand:
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Sport Safety Training


    ARC Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED Training (LGT) - Blended Learning

    ACTraining Center Tuition = $290   (Includes online course fees.)

    The Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings from the 2011 United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report. The certification validity period is 2 years. This is a blended learning course with significantly reduced classroom time augmented by online learning.

    Prerequisites
    • Participant must be at least 15 years old. A copy of age verification; passport, drivers license, or birth certificate must be sent in with your registration.
    • Swim 300 yards continuously with front crawl and breaststroke demonstrating proper form, breath control and rhythmic breathing (googles allowed this prerequisite only).
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs with hands crossed over chest.
    • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound diving brick. Surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding diving brick. Remove brick from water and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

    In case you have any questions about the precourse skill requirements; here is a link to a video that explains the precourse requirements in detail. Lifeguard Precourse Video Please honestly access your swimming skills prior to registering for a lifeguard training course. There are no refunds for failing to successfully complete the pre-course.

    See note on Payment Policies page for information on scheduled practice times.

    Sufficient time is scheduled into the course to allow for various learning styles, class pace and inclement weather that may affect the course time line.

    Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive one American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification valid for two years from the date of completion.

    ARC Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED Training Review (LGT-R) - Blended Learning

    ACTraining Center Tuition = $190   (Includes online course fees.)

    This is a Blended Learning Lifeguarding review program. Participants must provide documentation of current Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Online course work must be completed prior to the review day of the course, so please plan accordingly.

    Review Eligibility: Red Cross policy is that only guards certified in the current revision are eligible for a review course. "Participants must provide documentation of current Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid certification to participate in a review course." The previous (r.06) and current (r.12) lifeguard programs cannot be mixed together so individuals with a r.06 certification must take a full course certify in the current lifeguard program. If your original certification was through Aqua Culture we can check your registration to verify elgibiligy. Alternatively you can check the Red Cross online Learning Center which tracks your current certifications (https://classes.redcross.org/)

    Textbook is available digitally or printed copies may be purchased from Aqua Culture.


    ARC CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers

    Total Tuition = $96
    (ACTC tuition + ARC fee)

    This a 6-hour course that teaches a variety of skills including one- and two-rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve masks for ventilating victims, and how to respond in special rescue situations such as drowning. Upon successful completion of the Course participants will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Certification valid for two years from the completion of the course.

    • Prerequisites - There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Aqua Tech Certified Pool Operator

    Total Tuition = $250
    (Cost for Online Portion: $170 includes online course access and textbook
    Cost for Practical Portion: $80 includes all course fees & materials)

    Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a Pool and Spa Operator certificate. Shortly after completion Harford County Health Department will send a State of Maryland certificate. If a participant wishes to practice in another county, they will have to go to that governing county to obtain permission to operate in that jurisdiction. Certification is valid for 3 years.

    • Age Prerequisite - 16 years of age at the start of the course.

    Certified Pool & Spa Operators Review

    Total Tuition = $110 + cost of book if desired

    Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a Pool and Spa Operator certificate. Shortly after completion Harford County Health Department will send a State of Maryland certificate. If a participant wishes to practice in another county, they will have to go to that governing county to obtain permission to operate in that jurisdiction. Certification is valid for 3 years.

    • Age Prerequisite - 16 years of age at the start of the course.

    ARC Instructor Training

    Water Safety Instructor - WSI

    AC Training Center Tuition = $450
    (Includes online course fees.)


    Do you want to teach swimming and water safety courses? If you are at least 16-years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor! As a Water Safety Instructor (WSI), you can:

    • Teach skills that may save a life.
    • Gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional.
    • Earn money--or join a volunteer team--while you help people learn valuable skills.
    • Learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you in any career.
    • Make a difference in people's lives .

    Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive both a Fundamentals of Instructor Training and an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor r.09 certificate with authorization in the Central Maryland Chapter which will be valid until the second December 31 following completion of the course. Reauthorization can be obtained by teaching and submitting a course record within your authorization period and completing any and all National updates or Re-trainings. Participants must attend all scheduled classes within a block of classes.

    • Age Prerequisite - Participant must be 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled class. A copy of age verification must be sent in with your registration.
    • Swimming Prerequisites - Strokes will not be swum continuously. Proficiency must be consistent with Stroke Performance Level 4 of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.
      • Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Sidestroke, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke - 25 yards each.
      • Butterfly - 15 yards
      • Maintain position while floating or sculling on back in deep water for 1 minute.
      • Tread water for 1 minute.

    Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) r12

    AC Training Center Tuition = $495 (Inludes online course fees)
    Combined tuition if participating in a base level lifeguard course.
    With LGT = $650
    With LGT Review = $600

    Upon successful completion of this course students will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate. This will certify (Authorization will be automatically granted in the Central Maryland Chapter) an individual to teach Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Automated External Defibrillation, Oxygen Administration and Preventing Disease Transmission until December 31, 2013. Reauthorization can be obtained by teaching and submitting a course record within your authorization period and completing any and all National American Red Cross Updates or Retrainings.

      Prerequisites
    • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
    • Possess one of the following:
      • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
      • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards.
      • An equivalent certificate from another organization.
    • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross.
    • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Lifeguarding course.
    • Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Precourse Exam (80 percent or better).
    • Successfully complete the Precourse Session.
    • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor?s Manual and Lifeguarding Manual after you have successfully completed the Precourse Session.

    Precourse screening is rigorous and you need to have mastery of the base level lifeguarding course and be prepared to demonstrate such upon arrival for the precourse screening on the first day of the course. Participants are encouraged to complete a full or review course.


     Professional Courses Available Based on Demand:

    Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission

    A two-hour training module for employers and employees who, while on the job, may be exposed to blood or other body fluids that could cause infection. Employers can offer this program as part of their compliance with OSHA regulations.

    Safety Training for Swim Coaches

    This course provides the practical information swim coaches need to handle any emergency.  US Swimming coach members are required to show current proof of training in First Aid, Cordiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Safety Training for Swim coaches.

    Sport Safety Training

    The American Red Cross and the United States Olympic Committee have joined forces to develop an exciting coach for coaches who want to keep their athletes safe. This course covers sports-related injury prevention, first aid care and Adult CPR. An optional Child CPR component may also be taken. This course is a must for coaches, officials and parents of athletes.

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