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Basic Water Rescue

Learn more about the Basic Water Rescue course with Lifeguard LI

Basic Water Rescue

Get Trained to Save Lives with the American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue Course

Every year, thousands of Americans drown while swimming in natural bodies of water. According to the CDC, approximately 10 people die from drowning every day—and that's just in the United States. Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 5-14.

The good news is that drowning is preventable. One of the best ways to prevent drowning is by taking a water rescue course offered by the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course is designed to train laypeople in how to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.

The American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course covers a variety of topics, including:

How to safely approach and enter the water
How to throw objects and lines to potential victims
How to tow potential victims to safety
How to perform CPR on land and in the water
The course is taught by certified instructors and takes approximately 6 hours to complete. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate from the American Red Cross.

Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury death, but it's also preventable. One of the best ways to prevent drowning is by taking a water rescue course offered by the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course is designed to train laypeople in how to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course covers a variety of topics and is taught by certified instructors. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate from the American Red Cross.

Visit Lifeguard LI or Contact us at (516) 405-0676 for more details about signing up for a Basic Water Rescue course on Long Island, NY.