Palm Coast to offer lifeguard, swim instructor classes

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Participants in last year’s Lifeguard Certification Class learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.

Are you a strong swimmer with an interest in becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor?

Palm Coast Parks & Recreation will be offering the American Red Cross classes to achieve certification as a lifeguard or to become a swim instructor at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool during the month of March. The city pool is located at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast.

The Lifeguard Certification Class will be March 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Participants must be age 15 or older. The $200 fee includes a CPR mask and certification fee. Class size is limited, so register early at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class will be offered again from May 31-June 2 and completing on June 8. Friday, the class is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and then Saturday and Sunday it’s from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The basic swim instructor course will be March 11-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach the fundamental Learn-to-Swim courses and water safety presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program.

The goal is to help participants to reach water competency and to learn to be safer in and around the water. Instructor candidates will learn to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-3, and private lessons.

This course is open to ages 16 and up. The fee is $185. Registration is required (while space available) at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics.

For more information, call 386-986-4741.

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