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The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course beginning Monday, March 7, 2016.
Interested participants must complete a pre-course session and water skill testing prior to being accepted into the class. The preparation class will offer a pre-course swim test, stroke improvement, and conditioning for those who may need pointers to pass the pre-requisite swim test. The pre-course session is free and will be held at the Community Recreation Center Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning February 10 and running through March 2.
Registration for the required pre-course session is now open online here or by visiting the CRC at 144 Wilson Avenue. Participants may register for one or all the sessions depending on necessity.
The Lifeguard Training Course will begin Monday, March 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for those who successfully complete the pre-course session and paid the fee. The remainder of the classes will be held Wednesday, March 9 (5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Friday, March 11 (5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday March 12 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Monday, March 14 (5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Wednesday, March 16 (5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.), and Friday, March 18 (5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Participants are required to attend all the classes and classes will not be made up.
The cost is $150 and includes the American Red Cross lifeguard training, first aid, and CPR/AED instruction. For those who successfully complete the course, the certification will be valid for two years. Participants must be at least 15-years-old to be eligible to participate.
For more details on pre-course requirements and skill testing, visit pocatello.us/pr or contact the Community Recreation Center at 232-3901.