County offers water safety instructor course

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Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services will hold an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course this month at the county’s indoor pool in Bluffton, located at 55 Pritchard Street.
Participants must be 16 years of age by the last day of the session. They must be able to swim a front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke for 25 yards and swim the butterfly stroke for 15 yards.  They must also be able to float on their backs (sculling allowed) for one minute and tread water for one minute.
Classes are scheduled Oct. 21, 22 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 30 from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $130 which includes all class materials. Those who successfully complete the class will receive certification for American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction.
Space is limited. For more information, call Anny Binette at 843-706-2285 or Viki Hill at (843) 255-6703. Call Hill to make arrangements for completing the prerequisites.