PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s parks and recreation department is accepting registration for its October Lifeguard Academy at Courson Park Pool, 39226 10th St. E. and Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 930 E. Ave. Q-9.
The Lifeguard Academy is designed to train individuals with emergency and lifesaving skills. Academies will be held Wednesday evenings, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 12 through 26. The fee is discounted to $131.25 for Palmdale residents and $175 for non-residents.
Participants must be at least 15 ½ years old by the start of the class and be able to swim at least 300 yards continuously. Participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive the American Red Cross lifeguarding certification necessary to apply for a summer job and are guaranteed an interview to become a city of Palmdale lifeguard. All lifeguard candidates who wish to apply for a job must be 17 years of age by July 1, 2023.
Course fee includes textbooks and supplies, including facial covering, pocket mask, hip pack, and Red Cross certification fee. More information will be given to participants after the successful completion of the required swim test.
Applicants may register online at www.PlayPalmdale.com. Registration for the October class will close on Monday, Oct. 10 at Noon.
For more information, call 661-267-5611.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]