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July 19, 2013
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Junior guards graduate at swim center

Carson Valley Swim Center recently graduated a class of 17 junior guards between the ages of 10-15. The participants completed two weeks of instruction for two hours a day. They learned and practiced basic first aid, CPR, and water rescue skills. Before the class began, candidates had to be able to pass a swim test, which consisted of swimming 200 meters nonstop in under six minutes, and treading water for two minutes. Water rescue skills learned included how to recognize potential drowning victims, water rescue entries, rescue approaches, caring for breathing emergencies, using an automated external defibrillator, caring for potential …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 23, 2013 11:02AM Published Jul 19, 2013 04:10PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.