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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.

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.

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

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

The cost is $220.

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