Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lifeguard course needed to work at BCRD pool

For potential lifeguards


By EXPRESS STAFF

Anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard at Hailey's BCRD Aquatic Center this summer must attend and complete a seven-day Lifeguard Training Course to be held May 19-29 at the Aquatic Center on Fox Acres Road in Hailey.

Cost is $125 per person and scholarships are available.

Lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age, be physically fit and be committed to providing a safe aquatic environment for everyone. They should be able to swim four lengths of the pool.

The Aquatic Center is an Ellis and Associates lifeguarding facility and candidates will be trained according to Ellis protocol.

"Ellis is the recognized leader in aquatic safety," said BCRD Fitness and Aquatics Director Cameron King.

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People who complete the course will be certified in CPR, first aid and AED use. They will be trained in using supplemental oxygen and the latest in lifeguard techniques.

The course is designed as a stand-alone lifeguard course for those who want the knowledge, but it is also used as lifeguard "tryouts" for those interested in working as a lifeguard this summer at the BCRD pool.

Class schedule is:

Thursday, May 19 from 4:30-7 p.m., swim test and orientation. Friday, May 20 from 4:30-7 p.m., CPR. Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CPR and water skills. Sunday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CPR/AED/oxygen/water skills.

Friday, May 27 from 4:30-7 p.m., first aid. Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., first aid and water skills. Sunday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., review, water skills and written test.

Attendees will be in the water every day and should bring a swimsuit, towel, warm and dry clothes and sunscreen. Also, bring snacks, lunch and a water bottle for longer days.

For more info, contact Cameron King at 578-2273 or e-mail cking@bcrd.org. Sign up in person at the BCRD office in the Community Campus.




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