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Lifeguard Training Class to be held in Sparks

Sparks, NV – Become a certified lifeguard through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department’s American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program. Two spring sessions are available to choose from: Monday – Friday, March 20-24, and March 27-31, 2017 at the Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Candidates must be 15 yrs. or older and pass a swim performance test prior to acceptance into the class, which includes the following prerequisites:
•             Brick recovery from deep water.
•             Swim 300 yards using Freestyle, Breaststroke or a combination of both.
•             Tread water with legs only for 2 minutes.

Students who complete the course will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate valid for two years  

The cost for the Lifeguard Training program is $180 ($150 for residents of Sparks). The registration fee includes instruction, course materials, and an administration fee. Financial assistance is available for youth who cannot otherwise participate in the program due to financial limitations.  For more information, call (775) 353-2385.