Discounted Lifeguard Classes Offered At Three Pools During Spring Break April 10-14
The city of Las Vegas has immediate openings for certified lifeguards and swim lesson instructors at city pools. Lifeguard and swim lesson instructor applicants must be at least 16 years old and possess current certifications in lifeguarding, first-aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. The pay scale will be between $9 and $11 per hour and advancement is achievable. Tryouts and interviews will take place until positions are filled. Interested candidates should call the Municipal Pool at 702-229-6309 to schedule an interview and tryout, or apply online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/jobs. Additional positions will be available for the summer.
If you are not yet certified but interested in becoming a seasonal or career lifeguard, the city offers Pre-Lifeguarding Skills and American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. During spring break April 10-14, lifeguarding classes are offered for only $35 (normally $125) for those who commit to work as a lifeguard for the city of Las Vegas upon successful completion of the requirements. Spring break lifeguarding classes will be offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily at Doolittle (1940 N. J St.), Baker (1100 E. St. Louis Ave.) and Municipal (431 E. Bonanza Road) pools; preregistration is required and enrollment is limited. Qualified lifeguards will begin work in May.
Those who take a city of Las Vegas lifeguarding certification class at another time (not spring break 2017) and work for the city as a lifeguard for at least three months will be reimbursed for the cost of the class. See the flier. Download the class listings, requirements, available positions and pool locations in the 2017 Splash for Cash brochure. Advance registration is required for all classes. Register for courses online at www.lasvegasparksandrec.com/ or in person at any year-round city pool or recreational facility. For more information on city of Las Vegas aquatics, go online, or call the Municipal Pool at 702-229-6309 or Pavilion Center Pool at 702-229-1488.
The Pre-Lifeguarding Skills course is provided to strengthen swimming skills and prerequisite abilities for future lifeguard training certification. Each two-week course is held at Municipal Pool (431 E. Bonanza Road); the next class begins March 27.
The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is a 25.5-hour class that provides the American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/First-Aid/CPR/AED, which is valid for two years. Participants must be at least 15 years old, pass prerequisite tests on the first day of class, and must attend each class session to obtain certification. Courses are given at Municipal Pool and Baker Pool. The next class begins March 20 at Municipal Pool.
American Red Cross courses to recertify previously certified lifeguards, to learn to certify others in lifeguarding, or to become learn-to-swim instructors also are offered.