Palmdale accepting registration for Lifeguard Academy

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s parks and recreation department is accepting registration for its Lifeguard Academy that will begin Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Marie Kerr Pool, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

The Lifeguard Academy is designed to train individuals with emergency and lifesaving skills.  Seasonal lifeguard applicants must be at least 17 years old by May 1, 2013 and be able to swim at least 300 yards continuously. Participants who successfully complete requirements will receive certification necessary to apply for a summer job at the City’s three swimming pools and at the DryTown Water Park.

The academy will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5 to 8 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday during scheduled dates. Lifeguard Academy will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and run until Thursday, Oct 4.  The cost is $80 for residents and $96 for non-residents.  There is a mandatory meeting for registered participants on Monday, September 17 at 6 pm at Marie Kerr Pool. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

The fee does not include supplies or certification fee that is payable to American Red Cross. The supplies needed, a pocket mask, may be purchased at the American Red Cross of the Antelope Valley, located at 2715 Rancho Vista Blvd. in Palmdale.  The phone number is 661/267-0650.

Applicants may register online at or in person at the parks and recreation office located at 38260 10th Street East.

For more information, visit or call 661-267-5611.

  1 comment for “Palmdale accepting registration for Lifeguard Academy

  1. October 3, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Whoa! Awesome school. Lifeguarding has been around for quite a while now. It was made even popular by the hit series Baywatch where they feature lifesaving stunts on actual beaches. Good to know that this is taken seriously and not just for show because many people are at risk when playing in open waters.

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