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NEXT COURSE: APRIL 9, 10, 11, 2018
The Advanced Lifesaving & Ocean Rescue training is for lay rescuers and professionals working and recreating in Hawaiian waters and beaches. The course was originally designed (mid-1980's) to provide the equivalent of a lay rescuer "lifeguard" training course for boat crews, kayak guides, surf instructors, canoe paddlers, surfers, and sailors. The course curriculum is based on national and international aquatic safety standards published by the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), the American Red Cross, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the American Heart Association. Outside of professional lifeguard training regimes, this course is unique.

The 3-day course focuses on personal safety / self rescue skills, ocean rescue methods using the rescue tube and rescue surfboard, and providing emergency medical care following a rescue. Completion of the course and certification (valid for 2 years) may comply with State (DOBOR, DLNR) and County permit requirements for lifesaving training.

The course is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. Participant must have good swimming skills (form is not a factor) and be able to swim 500 yards continuously using any stroke or. combination of strokes (pool). One of the goals of course is for each participant to get a better understanding of their limitations, as well as, their strengths. If you're involved with the care and supervision of clients or guests in the ocean, then knowing your limitations is just as important as having good rescue skills. If you're unsure whether or not you have the physical skills to complete the course, call or text Pat Durkin (651-7873)
Course Outline DOWNLOAD PDF here