For Immediate Release: Nov. 24, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson Offers Lifeguard Training Program Dec. 20-30
HENDERSON, Nev.— The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the American Red Cross lifeguard training program at Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr., from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 30-30; and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 20-30. Participation in either the morning or evening session is $100 per person, ages 15 and up (proof of age is required). Register online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 436602) or at any City of Henderson recreation center.
The training program prepares candidates for potential jobs in water safety. After successful completion of the course, participants are certified in lifeguard training, first aid, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, and preventing disease transmission.
Swimming ability and fitness will be determined on the first day. The skills test includes a 300-yard non-stop swim, followed by retrieval of a submerged object in 7 to 10 feet of water and swimming it back to the starting point.
“Participants will discover that the lifeguard training program presents a highly challenging but rewarding experience,” said Trevor Snow, Aquatics supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “While we always associate lifeguards with saving lives, equally important is the role they play in preventing accidents and life-threatening situations. The skills and techniques introduced in this program are invaluable, and are a benefit for life.”
For additional information, call 267-5870.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.