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Lifeguard and Instructor Camps are offered for those interested in becoming a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard or City of Covina Lifeguard/Instructor. Course also includes California Title 22 certification. To meet the qualifications for the City of Covina Lifeguard positions, individuals must successfully complete the Lifeguard Camp. Those interested in the Lifeguard/Instructor positions, must successfully complete both the Lifeguard and Instructor Camps.
Certification meets California Public Safety Lifeguard requirements. The certificate allows participants to apply for California’s Non-Surf Lifeguard jobs and is required for municipal lifeguard applicants.
MANDATORY IN-WATER TEST:
Wednesday, February 26, 4-6 pm at the Aquatic Center
All classes are 9 am-6 pm.
Saturday, March 1
Saturday, March 15
Saturday, March 22
Saturday, April 5
All classes are 4-8 pm.
Monday-Thursday, May 12-15
All classes are 9 am-6 pm.
Saturday, April 26
Saturday, May 10
Saturday, May 17
Lifeguard Camp - Friday, February 21
Instructor Camp - Friday, April 18
AGES: 15 years or older
(Must be 15 by April 5, 2014, and must show proof of age at time of registration.)
Michael D. Antonovich Aquatic Center, Covina Park Plunge
301 N. Fourth Ave, Covina
$215 (Cost includes both camps and all class materials); or
$60 (Instructor Camp Only. Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification with California Title 22.)
Refunds must be requested prior to the first day of camp. No refunds will be granted after the first class starts. There is a minimum six-week processing period for all refunds.
City of Covina Parks & Recreation Department office at 1250 N. Hollenbeck Avenue, (located between Covina Blvd. and Arrow Hwy.), hours are 10 am-5:45 pm, Monday-Thursday and alternate Fridays, (626) 384-5340.
Please note: A Parent or Guardian must be present at time of registration for participants under age 18.
PREREQUISITES FOR LIFEGUARD CAMP:
1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. No swimming on back or side. Swim goggles may be used.
2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs with hands under armpits.
3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Swim goggles not allowed. Starting in water, swim 20 yards with face in or out of the water. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface to get a breath (cannot swim the distance under water). Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Completion of the Lifeguard and Instructor Camps does not guarantee employment with the City of Covina. All candidates that are 15 years old must have completed their sophomore year in high school or minimum of two years in the City of Covina Junior Lifeguard Program in order to be considered for Lifeguard or Lifeguard/Instructor positions. If interested in employment, candidates must complete an application for Lifeguard, Lifeguard/Instructor or Assistant Pool Manager at:
City of Covina
Human Resources Department
125 E. College Street
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 am-6 pm and closed Fridays
For employment application information or to apply online, please visit www.covinaca.gov or call (626) 384-5555. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 7, 2014.