Lifeguard and Waterfront Certification Classes February 23rd

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Do you know how to swim? Have you ever thought about becoming a lifeguard? It’s the perfect summer job as it gets hot. The MWR is hosting certification classes to become a certified lifeguard. Take advantage of the class and go get certified. This is a certification that will help you throughout the years if you would ever like to be a lifeguard in future years.

 

Here are the details:

Lifeguard and Waterfront Certification Classes
Feb 23 – Feb 28, hours vary per day – see below
Age 15 years and up
Indoor Pool – 62nd Street and Support Avenue Bldg 23001Do something that will last you a lifetime. Challenge yourself and learn what it takes to become a lifeguard with one of our class sessions. Sign up today and get your spot reserved. Swimming Pools require Lifeguard Certification. BLORA Beach requires Lifeguard and Waterfront Certification• Friday, 7-9 p.m.
• Saturday & Sunday, 8-5 p.m.
• Monday through Wednedsay, 5-9 p.m.

Prerequisites
The first day of class, participants must pass these skills in order to continue in the class. It is strongly recommended that candidates practice the prerequisites before attending the course.

• Swim Continuously, using front crawl and breast stroke (must demonstrate rhythmic breathing – face in the water).
Lifeguard class: 300 meter swim
Waterfront class: 550 meter swim
• 2 Minute Tread using just your legs. Hands under your armpits.
• Timed Brick. Within 1 minute 40 seconds, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to 10-12 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick, return to surface and swim back to start.

In addition for Waterfront class:
Swim 5 meters, submerge and retrieve 3 rings placed 5 meters apart, resurface and continue to swim 5 meters to complete.

 

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