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.
2- Develop your leadership, communication, and teaching skills
3- Build your resume
4- Earn money
5- Stay in great physical condition
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