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Lifeguard Training

A course designed for individuals currently working in an aquatic venue that requires an employee to be certified as a lifeguard.

An international renowned, hands-on lifeguard course that is highly interactive and physically enduring. The course is a
comprehensive training program that promotes objective driven and performance based training for individuals wishing to obtain a
new ILTP™ certification for shallow water, pool, special facilities, and/or open water, in various water depths ranging from less than 5`
feet of water up to any depth and/or open water. Our International Lifeguard Training Programs (ILTP™) are designed and intended to
be delivered as part of an integrated curriculum that includes water rescue techniques, First Aid, Health Care Provider CPR,
Emergency Oxygen Support, and Automated External Defibrillation as a first responder. This course requires students to perform
each concept taught in the course, through student demonstrations of all skills concepts and skills instructed. Students will participate
in lifeguarding roles throughout the class and are expected to perform lifeguard duties as first responders. Students will perform on
deck and in water simulations, drills and exercises for rescue techniques as an individual and in team scenarios as part of multiple
rescuers drills. The ILTP Lifeguard course materials are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and simplified Chinese
languages. Students that successfully complete the ILTP Lifeguard course obtain an ILTP certificate that is valid for one (1) year.
Annual renewal is required.

Audience:
A course designed for individuals currently working in an aquatic venue that requires an employee to be certified as a lifeguard. This
specific certification is valid for individuals working in an ILTP™ Lifeguard Program facility that contains flat water pool venues with
attractions that have water depths up to 16 ft. excluding open water and wave environments. This course is also designed for
individuals previously licensed as an ILTP™ New Pool lifeguard whose certification has expired therefore doesn’t qualify for being a
renewal candidate.

Prerequisites:
Participants enrolling in this course must:

  • Be at least 15 years or 16 years of age dependant upon certificate desired.
  • Possess a copy of the ILTP™ Training Standard or access to the Training Standard
  • Pay the registration and tuition fees before entering the course.
  • Review the Training Standard and bring all course materials to the first scheduled class.
  • Be able to swim the requirements for the type of certification they are seeking using either both or either the front crawl
    (freestyle) and/or breaststroke without resting

ILTP™ Shallow Water Certification
Swim 50 yards without stopping. Be able to swim underwater for a distance of 10 ft. in a maximum depth of 5
ft. of water. Be able to retrieve a 10-lb. brick and bring it to the surface.
ILTP™ Pool Certification
Swim 100 yards without stopping. Be able to perform a feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring
it to the surface. Be able to tread water without using arms for 1 minute
ILTP™ Special Facilities Certification
Swim 200 yards without stopping. Be able to conduct a feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring
it to the surface. Be able to tread water without using arms for 2 minutes.
ILTP™ Open Water Certification
Swim 200 yards without stopping. Be able to conduct a feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring
it to the surface. Tread water without using arms for 2 minutes

Evaluation:
Successful course completion includes:
Attending all scheduled classes.
Achieving a score of 80% or higher on the course written exam,
Successfully completing all items and skills provided in the Skills Competency Workbook.
Conducting oneself professionally during the course.
Note: Student records are updated within fifteen (15) days after the last scheduled class for the program. Participants may access
an updated training record when receiving an invitation via SMS/email to take a course evaluation survey by logging into their student
profile page Ellis Education Services Portal.


Outcomes:
Participants will be able to:
1. Perform a demonstration of the prerequisite course swimming test standards for their desired certification.
2. Explain in ones own words the 10/20 second Protection Standard and describe how it relates to the drowning process. Open
Water course participants will also explain the 10/3 minute protection standard.
3. Analyze and describe the characteristics and physical attributes for a Guest in Distress in the water as they relate to statistical
data and historical trends.
4. Identify and perform the appropriate ILTP™ rescue technique and standard of care for a Guest in Distress in an aquatic
emergency as a single or multiple rescuer in aquatic environments that have facilities with pool water depths appropriate for
the certification they are seeking.
5. Identify and perform the appropriate ILTP™ rescue technique and standard of care for a Guest in Distress with a suspected
spinal emergency as a single or multiple rescuer.
6. Identify and apply the appropriate ILTP™ standard of care for a CPR or first aid emergency using all appropriate emergency
rescue equipment as a single and multiple rescuer.

Expectations:
Lifeguard Candidates seeking to receive a Course Completion Card or an E&A Lifeguard License issued by the International
Lifeguard Training Program™ (ILTP™) must successfully meet all course prerequisites as outlined in the International Lifeguard
Training Program™ before being admitted into the course.

  • Lifeguard candidates must attend all training sessions to be eligible for Licensing or Course Completion.
  • Lifeguard candidates must have a copy of the ILTP™ Training Standard in order to participate in all ILTP™ courses and receive
    completed training credentials.
  • Candidates will be officially enrolled in an ILTP™ course after successfully completing course prerequisites,
    obtaining ILTP™ Training Standard, and paying the appropriate course tuition.
  • Candidates must pay the appropriate course tuition fee prior to being admitted into the course.
  • ILTP course tuition fees are not refundable. A facility use fee may be assessed to candidates at some training locations. These
    fees are not paid to Ellis & Associates.

 

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