The class is designed in a way that both children and adults can participate.
Swimming remains a dangerous activity for unsupervised children, especially those under the age of 12. More than half of recorded drowning cases are related to toddlers below the age of 5. The majority of them happen at home where children have access to a pool while being unsupervised.
When wanting to help a drowning person, the most important thing is not to endanger oneself. A person has to be a skilled swimmer to be able to keep calm and actually help someone in need. Equally important is it to know first aid and how to reanimate a person, given that every second counts in a life-threatening situation.
The lifeguard class at Aquasud in Oberkorn lasts one and a half hours. At the end, participants receive a certificate, as well as a small present.