Learn how to properly rescue someone in the water. Too many times, someone will jump into the water after someone who is obviously in grave danger. Too often both are lost because the desperate one grabs and clings all over or fights with his/her rescuer.
Learn how to deal with such challenges. Sign up for a Red Cross Lifesaving course at the Lincoln City Community Center.
The course will be offered August 5 – 9 at the Lincoln City Community Center. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The cost is $100 and includes a lifeguarding book and CPR mask. Participants must be age 15 or older and be able pass a pre-swim test prior to enrollment. The test will be given at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at Community Center, and will include a 300 meter swim (freestyle or breaststroke), treading water for two minutes, and retrieving a dive brick from deep water.
Lincoln City Aquatic Lead Colin Perkins and Aquatic Supervisor Ryan Smith will instruct the class using new safety equipment purchased with a grant from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Charitable Contribution Fund. The equipment includes “Ultimate VAT Girl,” the next generation in-water rescue manikin, and life-like Prestan CPR/AED manikins.
Register early, as the class is limited to 10 students. For more information contact the Lincoln City Community Center, 541-994-2131, www.lincolncity.org, or see the Lincoln City Community Center Facebook page. The Community Center is located at 2150 NE Oar Place in Lincoln City, just south of Wells Fargo Bank on the east side of 101.