Department of Parks and Recreation Offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Classes

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering American Red Cross lifeguard training classes at both Hilo’s Kawamoto Swim Stadium and Laupāhoehoe Swimming Pool.

Red Cross Training

Class participants must be at least 15 years old and pass a pretest that requires demonstrating their swimming ability. Also required are a lifeguard training manual, available free online at redcross.org, and a pocket mask.

The American Red Cross lifeguard training class costs $75 per person. After successfully completing the class, students will be issued an American Red Cross certificate for lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, and AED use. Certification lasts for two years and may be used to apply for pool lifeguard positions with the Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation.

A four-day American Red Cross lifeguard training class will be offered at Laupāhoehoe Swimming Pool from 8:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on March 16, 18, 21, and 23. To register for this class, please call Mark at 962-6993.

The same class will be offered at Kawamoto Swim Stadium from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. starting Monday, April 18, and ending Friday, April 29. Pretesting will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. To register for this class, please call Janie at 961-8698.

For more information, please contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 961-8311 or jarmstrong@hawaiicounty.gov.

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