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Frostburg State University Will Offer Lifeguard Certification

An American Red Cross lifeguard certification class will be offered through Frostburg State University’s Activities for Life from Feb. 26 through 28 and March 2, 4 and 5 in the Cordts Physical Education Center swimming pool and in room 110-1.

Lifeguard students are required to have strong swimming skills and should be proficient in the front crawl (freestyle), sidestroke and breaststroke. They should also be able to complete a series of prerequisites, including a 300-yard continuous swim using front crawl and breaststroke; two minutes of treading water using only legs; and the following activities in sequence – a 20-yard swim, a feet-first surface dive, a brick retrieval from 12 feet, a swim back to poolside and an exit from the water.

The class will be held at the following times: Friday, Feb. 26, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 28, noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, March 2, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday, March 4, 5 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must be present for all class dates. Josh Fitzwater will be the instructor.

Full certification and recertification will be offered. A minimum of seven participants is needed to have this class, which is limited to 10 participants. Participants must be 15 years old.

Payment in full is due at registration, held in Cordts PE Center room 177, Monday through Thursday between 3 and 11 p.m. and Friday between 2 and 10 p.m.

For more information and registration, contact Amy Nazelrod at 301-687-7934 or

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.


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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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