How heavy is the lifeguard brick?
American Red Cross Official Dive Brick™ for Lifeguard Training. The Exclusive New Standard American Red Cross Official Dive Brick™ weighs 10 lbs and is a water safety / rescue training tool for lifeguards and other water safety personnel.
What is a diving Brick?
A dive brick is used for two main reasons: strength training and rescue training. In rescue training, lifeguards train with the brick to simulate a victim on the bottom of the pool to bring up to the surface.
How do you become a certified lifeguard in Texas?
Texas – TX – Lifeguard Training
- Minimum age: 15 years.
- Swim 300 yards continuously using the breast or front crawl.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
How do you train for the brick test?
You have 1 minute and 40 seconds to complete the following:
- Swim 20 yards (without goggles) and locate the brick submerged 7-10 feet deep in the pool.
- Surface dive (from the water) either feet or head first and retrieve the brick.
- Swim with the brick back to your starting location holding it throughout the swim.
Why do I sink when I try to tread water?
Many swimmers have the tendency to hold their breath when swimming instead of exhaling into the water. By keeping your breath in, the air in your lungs creates extra buoyancy in your chest. This will lift you up at the front, which can cause your legs to sink as you lose your streamline body position in the water.
Why do I always float when trying to swim underwater?
The reason you always float when trying to swim underwater is that you’re positively buoyant. Your body weighs less than the water that it displaces, causing your body to rise as you swim below the water’s surface. This positive buoyancy phenomenon can be attributed to your body composition.