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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Pocatello Community Recreation Center to Offer Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguards at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex

The City of Pocatello’s Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be offering a Lifeguard Training Course starting March 28.


Interested participants must complete a pre-course session that includes water skill testing prior to being accepted into the class. The pre-course session will offer a swim test, stroke improvement, and conditioning for those who may need pointers to pass the pre-requisite swim test. The pre-course session is free and will be held at the Community Recreation Center Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. until March 27.


Registration for the required pre-course session is now open online at register.pocatello.us. Interested participants can also register by calling 208-232-3901, or by visiting the CRC at 144 Wilson Avenue. Participants may register for one or all the sessions depending on necessity.


The Lifeguard Training Course will begin Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for those who successfully complete the pre-course session and pay the fee. The remainder of the classes will be held:


- Friday, March 29 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

- Saturday, March 30 (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 

- Thursday, April 4 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

- Friday, April 5 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

- Saturday, April 6 (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Participants are required to attend all the classes and classes will not be made up.


The cost is $150 and includes the American Red Cross lifeguard training, first aid, and CPR/AED instruction. For those who successfully complete the course, the certification will be valid for two years. Participants must be at least 15-years-old to be eligible to participate.


For more details on pre-course requirements and skill testing, visit pocatello.us/pr or contact the Community Recreation Center at 208-232-3901.


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