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2015 City of Oceanside Lifeguard Academy

Oceanside CA— The City of Oceanside is offering a course designed to provide qualified individuals with the proper certifications required for employment as a lifeguard. Upon successful course completion, students will receive American Red Cross certifications in:

  • Lifeguard Training
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Automated External Defibrillation Essentials
  • Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer

Course Prerequisites:
Perspective participants must be at least 15 years of age by the course start date (January 6, 2015) and complete the pre-course skills test.

Skills test will consist of a 300 yard continuous swim using both front crawl and breaststroke, a deep-water brick retrieval in 1 min. 40 sec. and tread water for 2 minutes with hands in armpits.
Pre-course swim test must be completed prior to signing up.

Testing will take place at Brooks St. Swim Center at 10:15am on the following dates:
December 6th, December 13th, December 20th & January 3rd.

Course Dates and Location:
January 6, 2015 through February 21, 2015

Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6:00 to 9:00PM
Saturday Mornings
7:00 to 11:00AM

Location: Brooks St. Swim Center 130 Brooks Street in Oceanside

Course Cost & Materials Fees: $187 Resident*, $197 Non-Resident*

*Not including material & cert. fees

Mandatory Books & Materials

  • CPR Pocket Mask #329705, $13.00
  • Lifeguard Manual #655735, $32.00
  • Emergency Medical Response Textbook #656540, $70.00

Optional Material Item: EMR Workbook #656541, $44.00

Certification Fee $62, due at course end.

For more information, contact the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation at (760) 435-5225 or visit their website at www.oceansiderec.com