The Fernley Pool will be offering Lifeguard training classes in March. If you are at least 15 ½ or older and want to prepare for a challenging job, this is the best place to start. Lifeguarding allows you to work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could save a life! Learning is fun and easy. In this class you’ll get hands-on practice and learn key skills. This course encompasses the new American Red Cross/American Heart Association guidelines. Prequalification testing will be held on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00PM. You must be able to swim 500 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: front crawl using rhythmic breathing (200 yards), breaststroke (100 yards), either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke (200 yards). You must also swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 10-12 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with that object.
Class sessions will be held on Friday evenings and Saturdays & Sundays for two consecutive weekends. Class sessions are: Friday March 5th, Saturday March 6th, Sunday March 7th; following on Friday March 12th, Saturday March 13th & finishing on Sunday March 14th. Friday classes are from 7:00PM to 9:00PM Saturday & Sunday classes are from 8:00AM to 4:00PM with a one hour lunch break. You must attend all classes. The course requires a minimum enrollment of six students for classes to be held.
There is no charge for the testing. The course fee is $150.00 payable upon registration on or before the first class. You may pay by cash or check with proper photo ID. Sorry, we cannot accept debit or credit cards. There is no upper age limit to take the class. The new lifeguard training manual and a CPR pocket mask are included. Lifeguards are nationally certified upon successful completion of the course.
Be a lifeguard, save a life!
The Fernley Pool is located on the corner of Cottonwood Lane and Hardie Lane. Contact the Pool at 575-2121 for more detailed information.