Become An American Red Cross Certified Swim Instructor or Lifeguard

By on April 25, 2018 in Community Stories

Palm Coast, FL – Are you a strong swimmer with an interest in becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor?

Palm Coast Parks & Recreation will be offering the American Red Cross classes to achieve certification as a lifeguard or to become a swim instructor at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool during the month of May. The City pool is located at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast.

American Red Cross Basic Swim Instructor Course

The Basic Swim Instructor Course will be May 11-13 and 19, with the Friday class 4-8 p.m. and the Saturday and Sunday classes being 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach the fundamental Learn-to-Swim courses and water safety presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. The pool is currently hiring swim instructors. The goal is to help participants to reach water competency and to learn to be safer in and around the water. Instructor candidates will learn to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-3, and private lessons.

This course is open to ages 16 and up. The fee is $285. Registration is required (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

The Lifeguard Certification Class will be May 25-27, with the Friday class from 4-8 p.m., and the Saturday and Sunday classes from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The purpose is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Participants must be age 15 or older. The $250 fee includes books and CPR mask, and the Red Cross charges an additional $35 certification fee. Class size is limited, so register early at www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class will be offered again from June 29-July 1, and registration is now open for both sessions.

For more information, call Frieda Zamba Pool at 386-986-4741.

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