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Lifeguarding

The City of Pacifica offers instruction in proper water rescue skills, how to recognize a water emergency and responsibilities/training of lifeguards. Successful completion of the lifeguarding course yields an American Red Cross certificate in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, oxygen administration and preventative disease transmission

Prerequisites
Applicants m
ust be at least 15 years old by the first day of training. Applicants also must perform the following: a 300 yard (12 laps) continuous swim test; a 100 yard front crawl with rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick; 100 yard breaststroke; surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point and exit the water without the help of a ladder in 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Course Completion
In order to successfully complete the course, participants must attend all classes, pass all practical skills tests and pass all written exams.

Registration
Register online at http://activenet.active.com/pacifica or at the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department Office at
1810 Francisco Boulevard in Pacifica.

Fees
Lifeguard training fees are $195 for Pacifica residents and $200 for non-residents.

Location
Classes are held at the Brink Pool in Pacifica.

Instructor
The class instructor will be a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor. For more information contact Anthony Schriver (650)738-7461

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