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City of Las Vegas Offering Lifeguard Classes
City of Las Vegas Offering Lifeguard Classes


The city of Las Vegas is offering lifeguard training at two different pools starting in January.

The course will be offered at the Municipal Pool at 431 East Bonanza Road and at Pavilion Center Pool at 101 South Pavilion Center Drive. The training course is required for people who want to be lifeguards and the city will offer an employment opportunity to qualified graduates of the course.

Participants must be at least 15 years old and must pass a prerequisite skills test on the first day.

The skills test include:

  • 300-yard continuous swim, which is 12 lengths of pool, in combination of front crawl and breaststroke.
  • Treading water for two minutes using only the legs, with hands under the armpits.
  • Swim 20 yards, surface dive in 7 to 10 feet of water, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to surface, swim with brick to starting point, exit water without ladder, all within 100 seconds.

The course is $125 and will be January through May. All classes must be completed to get the American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

Other requirements for the class are a pocket mask and a copy of the lifeguarding manual, which can be downloaded and printed from shopstaywell.com or redcrossstore.org.

For more information about the courses, go to lasvegasnevada.gov/files/splash_for_cash_2013.pdf or call (702) 229-6309. 

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