Lifeguard classes begin tomorrow
Tomorrow, Friday, June 6, is the
last opportunity this summer to sign
up for, and begin attending, a lifeguard
class in Port Aransas.
on in American Red Cros s
lifeguard, first aid and CPR for the
professional rescuer will be Friday,
SaturdayandSunday, June 6- 8
and 13 - 15.
The classes will be held from 5 to
11 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community
Pool. Participants must attend
all of the 36 hours of the class.
The cost is $175 per person. Students
who pay in advance will receive
their books and pocket masks,
sanitary devices for use during CPR,
at no charge.
Those waiting to pay the day of class must bring their own materials.
The items may be purchased at the
American Red Cross office, 1721 S.
Brownlee in Corpus Christi.
Lifeguard certification gradu ate s
are eligible to apply for lifeguard
jobs; however, certification does not
A300-yard swimis one ofthe
prerequisites of the class.
Participants must also swim continuously
using the following strokes:
100 yards front crawl (must breathe
from side to side or in front and must
show comfo rt and rhythmic k ick) ;
100 yards breast stroke (using a pull,
breath, kick and glide sequence); 100
yards breast stroke or front crawl (using
the above techniques).
Another prerequisite for the class is a timed event. Starting in the water,
participants must swim 20 yards using
front crawl or br eaststroke, surface
dive seven to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-
pound object, return to the surface ,
swim 20 yards back to the starting
pointwith theobjectand exitthe
water without using a ladder or steps,
within one minute, 40 seconds. Partic
ipants will be expected to attend
C all ( 361) 779-8388 wit h questions.
Registration forms for the class are
available at the pool.
Completed forms may be returned
to Port Aransas Community Park or to
city hall, 710 W. Ave. A. The classes
aresponsored by thePortAransas
Parks and Recreation Department.