American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Advanced Aquatics

Mrs. Kobel

Conference 1st & 6th

Office:#310 Pool Office


Advanced Aquatics class will teach you how to become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard.  The class will focus on water safety, lifeguarding skills, knowledge on how to handle first aid, water emergencies, CPR and AED, and swimming for fitness.


 NCHS PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT_____________________________________________

The NCHS PE Department offers students a health related fitness program.  Students will experience a variety of fitness related activities as well as develop physical skills while participating in team and individual centered activities.  Health related fitness assessments will be administered throughout the school year.  The assessment determines the health fitness level of each student and his/her level of improvement.

We provide opportunities for students to set, achieve and evaluate personal fitness goals through fitness related activities that include cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility and muscular strength and endurance.  The students are able to monitor and evaluate their progress throughout the school year by using technology, fitness testing, personal and teacher evaluation.

Working together through team and individual play, students are able to cooperatively create a learning atmosphere that is safe, respectful and tolerant of a wide range of abilities and learning styles.  An environment that emphasizes leadership, decision making, communication and cooperation will be encouraged so students will understand the importance of being active throughout their lifetime.

Required Uniform

The required uniform for students in PE classes consists of: plain black shorts, a plain orange or gray t-shirt with name clearly marked on the back, athletic socks, athletic shoes.

Students are allowed to bring sweats/sweatshirt to wear over their PE uniform.

Students are required to dress in proper PE uniform each day.  This is a list of the appropriate swim wear for NCHS physical education class:

  • Girls should have a one piece swim suit; boys should wear swim trunk or jammer type suits.  All suits should be of a dark color
  • You are allowed to wear a PE t-shirt over your swimsuit if desired.  Shorts are also allowed as long as they are not cut offs.
  • If your hair is shoulder length or longer you must tie it back or wear a swim cap.
  • Jewelry of any kind is not allowed to be worn in the swimming pool.
  • All students will be required to have a standard PE uniform at school in case we are not able to swim, or for fitness days

Failure to wear proper uniform will result in 20% off of your daily grade and may include the following interventions:

Possible Interventions

Loaner clothes – student ID required

Student Conference

Contact home


Fitness day instead of game day



Teacher discretion

Make Up Days

Tuesday will be the assigned make up day after school.  If you have an extended medical note, a Modified Activity Form must be filled out.  Please see your teacher for one. 

Medical excuses-If you must be excused from an activity for more than one day because of illness or injury, you must have a physician’s note stating the following

  1. Type of illness
  2. Activities in which you can not participate in
  3. Specific length of time this request is effective
  4. Present the request to the school nurse before the school day and bring a copy of the request to your instructor.
  5. A physician’s request to excuse a student from some activities due to a long term or chronic illness will be honored.

You are required to attend class with a physician’s note. Dressing for class is required!

Grading Policy

Are based on several areas of consideration: daily procedure, behavior, skill, participation, attendance, and attitude.  A daily rubric can be viewed at any time please ask for a copy if you would like one.

Written tests, as well as skill tests will be given throughout the semester.  Each has varying point values.

Participation - Includes participating in class activity, dressing in appropriate athletic attire in order to be able to fully participate, cooperation, effort and punctuality.

Assessments – May include:  performance labs, skill tests, skill technique, worksheets, quizzes, tests, packets, projects, log sheets, computer analysis, game play, and the final exam.

Tardy Policy

All students must be inside the pool atrium doors before the bell.  The following NCHS rules apply

1st Tardy  Verbal reprimand and written documentation

2nd Tardy  Documented parent contact (personal or telephone) or written detention for 15   

3rd Tardy  Documented parent contact (personal or telephone) and written detention for 30 minutes 

4th and every subsequent tardy-Written referral to appropriate dean


Lifeguarding Certificates

To receive an American Red Cross certificate a student must complete the following:

  • Receive an 80% or higher on written tests
  • Pass all skills tests
  • Pass all final scenarios

A list of students who pass the American Red Cross standards will be posted at the swimming pool upon the completion of final scenarios and the written tests/or  at the beginning of the school year.   Certificates can be obtained at school from Mrs. Kobel or if you need it promptly send an email and a pick up can be arranged.  If you are interested in lifeguarding for a class please let your guidance counselor know.



Arriving and Leaving Class

  • Enter the pool atrium and line up in alphabetical order for attendance
  • You must take a shower before entering the pool area.  This means getting your hair wet!
  • Sit on the silver bench until the teacher instructs you what to do for class
  • Do not enter the water until the teacher asks you to do so
  • You will be dismissed from class with 15 minutes left in class to dress.
  • You may take ONE towel from the towel bin or you can bring a towel from home.
  • You may use the suit dryer in the locker rooms.  Do not put your suit in for longer than 15 seconds.  Do not put anything else such as towels  or clothes in the dryer.

Locker Rooms


  • You may put your lock on a locker during class.  Do not leave a lock on overnight
  • Do not leave valuables in locker rooms unlocked!!
  • No horseplay of snapping towels at other classmates!
  • Bring your towel to the atrium and put it in the bin!
  • Don’t forget to turn off showers!


Horseplay will not be tolerated in the swimming pool or swimming pool area.  Failure to follow pool rules may result in a zero for the day or other appropriate disciplinary action!

Personal Days

You MUST have the following items with you:

  1. Your swim suit
  2.  Your regular PE uniform
  3. A signed/ dated note from your guardian for EACH personal day you are taking


You MUST dress in your PE uniform and fully participate in the assigned activity in order to earn your daily points


If you do not have these items each personal day a grade of zero will be given. 

You are responsible for any missed information on these days.  For instance, if the class is learning a new skill and you are taking a personal day you must arrange a time with your instructor if you wish to learn the material. 

Each student is required to do the assigned activity in the balcony or on the pool deck in order to receive full credit for the day.

If you have a medical reason for not participating in swimming you must have a doctor’s note with dates listed for your non- participation, as well as the types of activities that you are able to do.  You will still be expected to participate in an alternate activity. 


Personal days must be taken in consecutive order.  You are allowed five days from your first personal day.