The city of Las Vegas Municipal Pool will offer American Red Cross lifeguard training courses in January and February for $50, a $40 savings over the customary $90 price. At the same time, staff of the aquatics unit of the Department of Leisure Services’ Recreation Division will be recruiting certified lifeguards to work at the city’s pools during the coming summer.
Lifeguards must be at least 16-years-old, have completed approximately 40 hours of coursework and pass a water skills test to meet the minimum requirements for certification. Successful completion of the lifeguard training course results in national lifeguard and first-aid certifications for three years and CPR certification for one year. The Municipal Pool is located at 431 E. Bonanza Road.
A Red Cross lifeguard training class is scheduled daily, Monday through Friday, from 4:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., January 16 through 27. A second class, running at the same times, is scheduled February 20 through March 3. For more information, including schedules for additional classes, or to receive a brochure, call (702) 229-6309.
The city of Las Vegas also currently offers open swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, competitive swimming, adult water fitness classes and scuba lessons at the Municipal Pool. Seasonal pools will offer open swimming and many other aquatic activities and classes beginning this summer in six locations throughout the city.
The Municipal Pool is a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art aquatic center with two classrooms and a fitness workout area. The Olympic-sized pool has two one-meter diving boards and a three-meter board. The varying depth of the pool makes it accessible for swimmers of all ages. The pool area has retractable side panels and roof portions of shatterproof glass, allowing fresh airflow during appropriate weather.
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