Lifeguard courses offered at Armijo Aquatic Center

Lifeguard courses offered at Armijo Aquatic Center
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 2:42pm

If you love to swim, you might consider a summer job as a lifeguard. Before you start applying, you need to take a lifeguard course.

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be offering several courses at Armijo Aquatic Center on May 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th.

The course fee is $201 per person and all attendees must be at least 15 years old.

Each person must also all meet each of the following requirements:

· Pass the pre-course swim test consisting of swimming 300 yards continuously
demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.

· Tread water for two minutes using only the legs.

· Must complete in one minute and 40 seconds by starting in the water, swim 20 yards and the face may be in or out of the water and swim goggles are not allowed.

· Surface dive, feet- first or head - first to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. object and then return swimming on the back to the starting point, set down the brick and climb out using a ladder.

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