The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will offer Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor Courses March 13 through 15. The 3-day classes will be held at the Lincoln High School pool, 2229 "J" Street. The schedule for both courses is 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enrollment is limited, and early registration is suggested.
Participants in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Course must be at least 15 years old by March 15. Participants 16 years old and over who successfully complete the course are encouraged to apply for a summer position as a lifeguard. The fee for the course is $150. Participants must be able to complete the following prerequisites:
Participants in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course must be at least 18 years old before March 15 and have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. Other prerequisites include passage of swimming skills for American Red Cross Lifeguard, and completion of two lifeguard-scenario challenges. The fee for the course is $150.
Lincoln's nine public pools will open Saturday, May 23. For additional information and to register for the courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Aquatics Office at 402-441-7960.