Lifeguard training class offers employment opportunities at city pools

DEARBORN – People interested in working as a lifeguard next summer are invited to register for the Recreation & Parks Department’s Lifeguard Training class, which will begin in January at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

The class, open to swimmers aged 15 and over, meets from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 9 to Feb. 6.

Participants must be able to swim 500 yards continuously (200 yards crawl, 100 yards breaststroke and 200 yards crawl or breaststroke) and swim 20 yards using crawl or breaststroke, submerge seven to 10 feet and retrieve a 20-pound brick and swim 20 yards back.

Students successfully completing the course will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate and an American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certificate, and be qualified to work as a lifeguard at the Ford Center this winter or at the city’s outdoor pools next summer.

The cost of the class is $100 for Dearborn residents and $130 for non-residents.

Register at the service desk of the Ford Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

For further information, call 313-943-2328.