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  • Pima County hiring lifeguards; training fee reduced

    Feb 09, 2015 | Read More News
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    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department (NRPR) is hiring lifeguards for its nine public pools for the 2015 swimming season. Required training classes will be held in March and April at various locations and the cost for training is now only $50, a reduction from last year’s fee of $100.

    Material covered in the training includes basic first aid, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) for the Professional Rescuer.

    Participants must be at least 15 years old at the time of training and 16 years old by May 23 when pools open and lifeguarding begins. They also must be able to swim at least 300 yards continuously using breaststroke and freestyle, tread water for two minutes without support and without stopping, and successfully complete a timed 10-pound brick retrieval exercise.

    Lifeguards who have already completed American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and have been certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer are eligible to be hired for Pima County’s lifeguarding jobs without attending the March-April training sessions.

    NRPR employs approximately 125 lifeguards, water safety instructors, coaches, water-aerobics instructors and principal lifeguards annually to work at its pools. Lifeguards are paid $11.14 per hour for up to 40 hours per week.

    To register for lifeguard training classes, please contact Andrew Ivy at 520-724-5189 or Jodi Layton at 520-724-5171. Class size is limited. For more information, including registration forms and locations of training classes, please visit the Pima County lifeguard training page.