Learn about the duties of a lifeguard in preparation program SanTan Sun News

Learn about the duties of a lifeguard in preparation program

May 17th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
Learn about the duties of a lifeguard in preparation program
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By SanTan Sun News Staff

 

Enrollment is now open for Chandler’s Junior Lifeguarding program, designed to give swimmers a head start on certification as a lifeguard. Training is limited to 20 participants and is for swimmers ages 10 to 15 years old.

Participants will receive an introduction to first aid and CPR/AED and build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills in preparation for the American Red Cross Lifeguard course. After turning 15 years old, those who’ve successfully completed the program will be prepared to enroll in the Lifeguard Certification Program.

“The Junior Lifeguarding Program is great for kids interested in becoming lifeguards,” said Jessica Chamberlain, a Chandler aquatic coordinator. “They will learn basic knowledge of how to respond and handle aquatic-related emergencies as well as gain experience from our professional lifeguarding staff through shadowing and training.”

Participants must be able to tread water for one minute, float on their backs for 30 seconds, submerge and swim 10 feet under water and swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.

The program is offered throughout June and July at Arrowhead Pool and the Hamilton, Mesquite Groves and Nozomi aquatic centers. Registration is $57 for residents and $74 for non-residents. For more information, visit chandleraz.gov/aquatics or call 480-782-2750.

(Photo courtesy of City of Chandler)

Learn what it takes to be a lifeguard at the Junior Lifeguarding Program, held in June and July for swimmers ages 10 to 15 years old.

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