TC to train 50-100 lifeguards beginning in March
| by Greg McCulloch, TC News Reporter |
Texarkana College is the training site for 50-100 lifeguards beginning in March. All applicants must register through the Continuing Education Office, located in the administration building, through assistant director Kristi Hart.
“It will be a boost to the community by giving high school and college students jobs,” Hart said.
The program began March 10 and will continue through the summer. Applicants will be taught life-saving water skills, including safety and technique through use of Red Cross standards.
Ray Taylor, a lifeguard instructor of 48 years, will be the head instructor of the certification classes at Texarkana College. Taylor is a highly esteemed, passionate and an experienced instructor dedicated to saving lives and teaching proper water safety and technique to his students.
“I am looking forward to training the kids who have the desire to be a lifeguard,” Taylor said.
The cost of the course is $300, and you will be required to receive 30 training hours and must be 16 years of age before August 31.
Other requirements include:
- Students are required to attend all classes
- Students must arrive 10 minutes prior to each scheduled class
- Students must complete a 300-yard swim using front crawl and breaststroke
- Students must complete a surfaced dive up to 8 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object and return to surface
- Students must be able to tread water for two minutes with their hands above the surface of the water
For more information, view the course listing or call the Continuing Education Division at 903-823-3270.
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