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2014 USLA Southeast Regional Surf Lifesaving Training Officer Academy
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2014 USLA Southeast Regional Surf Lifesaving Training Officer Academy

12/15/2014 to 12/19/2014
When: 12/15/2014
From 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: The Breakers Resort
One South County Road
Palm Beach, Florida  33480
United States
Presenter: James H. McCrady V
Contact: James H. McCrady V

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2014 USLA Southeast Regional Surf Lifesaving Training Officer Academy
The Breakers Resort, Palm Beach, Florida
December 15th – December 19th, 2014


1. Swim Test – 500 Meter swim in 10 minutes or less.

2. Work Experience – Must have worked a minimum cumulative total of 1,000 hours of employment compiled in no fewer than three seasons as a seasonal open-water lifeguard or a full-time open-water lifeguard at a lifeguard agency that meets the standards of USLA. (Agencies applying for initial certification may need to request a waiver from this requirement.)

3. Training Experience – At least two seasons experience as an instructor or assistant instructor of a program that meets (or intends to meet) the minimum standards for USLA agency certification program.

4. Education – Must possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.

5. Instructor Certification – Must be currently certified by an agency recognized by the Federal Government or the state government in the state of employment to instruct any first aid, or CPR course provided to trainees by the employing agency or must ensure that a person so certified is responsible for providing such training.

6. Medical Certification - Must be a state or national certified EMT or Paramedic.

7. Professional Resume - Include all lifeguarding experience, and a letter of reference from a current or former lifeguard supervisor.

Course Description:

The United States Lifesaving Association Southeast Region will be conducting this 40-hour surf lifesaving training officer academy in accordance with the minimum training standards for lifeguards at open water beaches set forth by the USLA Lifeguard Agency Certification Program. The curriculum has been developed by and for training officers of the USLA SER to be consistent with and compatible to materials found in “Open Water Lifesaving: The United States Life Saving Association Manual”.

This training represents only the minimum threshold all open-water beach lifeguard trainers should meet, and is only one component of the USLA Lifeguard Agency Certification Program. To see the complete training and equipment requirements for the certification program, please visit: http://www.usla.org/?page=EQUIPMENTSTANDARDS. Agencies are always encouraged to meet higher standards, particularly in cases where lifeguards are assigned to broader responsibilities.


Required Text: “Open Water Lifesaving: The United States Life Saving Association Manual” (If needed we will supply for the class at a cost of $35.00, but RSVP required a week in advance).

$270.00 for members, $300.00 non-USLA members (includes $30.00 membership fee)
Check or money order should be made out to: USLA Southeast Region, P.O. Box 2456, Hallandale Beach, FL 33008.

$199.00 Room rates for academy participants: The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Phone: (561) 659-8462 ext Option #3 or email Amanda Simon @ Amanda.Simon@thebreakers.com, or make reservations directly at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/USLA14


Please mention: US Life Saving Association.

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