Lifeguard Class / Job Opportunity
Become a Lifeguard
Lifeguards protect their community by preventing, recognizing, and responding to water-related emergencies. Obtain your 2-year certification by taking a lifeguard course from the American Red Cross right here at the White Pine County Aquatic Center. Courses take as little as 24 hours and emphasize hands-on training, supported by classroom instruction.
5 Reasons to become a Lifeguard
1- Learn to save lives in and out of the water
2- Develop your leadership, communication, and teaching skills
3- Build your resume
4- Earn money
5- Stay in great physical condition
Next Class Starting July 20th, 2017
Cost: $35 for the online portion with Red Cross and $80 to Aquatic Center ($80 is reimbursed after 120 hours work for White Pine County Aquatics if hired)
Ages: 15 years plus
Participants receive: Red Cross Lifeguard, First aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), Bloodborne pathogen certification, and a safety pack
Pre-course swimming test:
300-yard swim (100-yard front crawl, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard crawl or breaststroke) 10 pound brick recovery/rescue effort from 9-foot deep area
2 minutes treading water with no hands
Junior Lifeguard Class
Cost: $75 per person
Ages: 11 to 14 years
Participants receive: T-shirt, whistle, safety pack, and free swimming for the summer if they volunteer 4 hours per week
Volunteer opportunity: If participant volunteers an average of 4 hours a week June through August they will receive a free summer swimming pass.
Please call 289-7700 for more information.