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Paso Robles holds lifeguard training for summer openings

Posted at 10:00 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 20:18:39-04

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Summer may seem far away but the City of Paso Robles is already planning to make sure residents have fun and stay safe at the pool.

The city is holding an informational session next week for anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard. The session is being held Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Pool.

City Pool Manager Nelson Zuniga will take participants on a tour of the Centennial Park aquatics facility and offer a presentation about the city’s hiring process for summer aquatics.

The city will also offer a two-day Red Cross Lifeguard Certification training class on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 to 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Paso Robles Municipal Pool.

Interested participants who want to obtain their Red Cross Lifeguard Certification must be able to swim using a front crawl and breaststroke for 300 yards, retrieve a 10-pound brick from seven feet of water and tread water for two minutes with no hands. Participants must be 15 years old by March 24 to be eligible for training.