JASON CRUSE (jcruse@DU.EDU)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 15:39:37 -0700
There is, actually, another step of BSA Lifeguard, between BSA LIfeguard
and AIBSA. Adults may earn the certification of BSA Lifeguard
Instructor. This allows the adult to teach ANYTHING, short of certifying
another BSA Lifeguard Instructor. The certification lasts for 5 years.
It takes a little longer and a little more work than just BSA lifeguard.
However, the adult who earns this can certify boys in his troop, ON HIS
OWN (following the safe swim guidelines, of course) for BSA Lifeguard.
This is fairly new. I received my Lifeguard Instructor 4 years ago.
I'll recertify next summer.
There is no different patch for this certification. There is, however, a
certificate that comes with it to show the extra lifeguard status.
Essentially, the only two things that a lifeguard instructor CAN'T do is
certify other instructors (as I said) and run a summer camp water front.
Jason A. Cruse
University of Denver
"Toujours en avant. Si Dieu avait voulu que l'homme reculat, il lui
aurait mis un oeil derriere la tete."
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