Make a Splash - Become a Tampa Parks and Recreation Lifeguard

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The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is currently hiring lifeguards for the summer swim season and is offering a Lifeguard Training Certification Course beginning Monday, April 25 at the Loretta Ingraham Recreation Complex for those interested in being a life guard.

Lifeguard Training Certification Course Dates & Times:
Monday through Thursday, April 25 - May 5, 2011
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
8 four hour session/$165
Loretta Ingraham Recreation Complex, 1611 N. Hubert Avenue

The course teaches applicants the critical skills of CPR, first-aid, and techniques for saving a swimmer in distress. To be accepted into the training course, you must be a least 15 years old and pass a pre-course evaluation, which consists of swimming 300 yard continuously and then swimming 20 yards to retrieve a 10 pound weight from the bottom of the pool within 1 minute 40 seconds.

Successful completion of the training program means that you have:
  • Completed all 32 hours of training.
  • Passed a CPR course.
  • Passed all final skills tests and written tests.
If you successfully complete the training program, you may be offered a job for the summer season at one of the city's pools or beaches.

To schedule your pre-test or for more information, please call the Loretta Ingraham Recreation Complex at 348-2080.