Chance for swimmers to make a splash with training course

January 10, 2014 by  

Over the next few days, people over the age of 15 are being presented with an opportunity to receive their certification for a summer job as a qualified lifeguard and help out in their community.

People who register for the lifeguard certification course will become certified American Red Cross lifeguards and receive additional skills in first aid, facility safety, CPR, rescue skills, patron surveillance, injury prevention, and victim assessment.

To qualify for this program, students need to be able to swim 300 yards in a continual pattern, retrieve a 10-pound object from a depth of six feet, and be able to tread water without using their hands for a full two minutes in the deep end of the pool.

The summer hiring process will begin during this course and students can indicate if they are interested when they apply. Pre-registration is recommended as soon as possible so materials can be ordered. Participants must attend all classes to obtain their lifeguard certification.

The cost for this course is $120 per person, and it is being offered on Saturday, January 11, and Sunday, January 12, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Classes also take place next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 pm until 9:00, all of which must be attended by those who enroll.

It will take place at the Edison Middle School Pool located at 442 Alpine Drive in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a short drive from Janesville. To learn more, or to register, please visit the Janesville Leisure website or call 920-391-2450.