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
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
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