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Aquatics Program
401 Paloma
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7460
Fax: 650-738-2165

Lifeguarding Instructor

This American Red Cross program trains instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross lifeguarding, *waterfront lifeguarding, *waterpark lifeguarding, and shallow water attendant skills (all including first aid), lifeguard management, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, administration of emergency oxygen, bloodborne pathogens training/prevention of disease transmission and basic water rescue courses. Instructor candidates also will become familiar with GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow and water safety presentations. This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course.

*Lifeguarding instructors can become waterfront lifeguarding or waterpark lifeguarding instructors by possessing a basic-level certificate in the appropriate course and orienting to the corresponding content in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding instructor's manual with CD-ROM and lifeguarding DVD set.

Requirments
Participants must be at least 17 years of age and possess a Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) certificate issued in the last 12 months (this class may be offered in conjunction with the instructor course if needed). Participants must also pass a precourse written examination and successfully perform all the skills in the lifeguarding instructor precourse session. This includes passing the precourse written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher for each of three sections and demonstrating competency in the precourse skills and scenarios evaluation.

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

Schedule
The class is approximately 27 hours (not including the FIT course). 

Fees
The cost is $220.

Location
Classes are held at the Jean E. Brink Pool on 401 Paloma Avenue and at the Recreation Department in Pacifica.