Jr. Lifeguard & Jr. Swim Instructor

Jr. Lifeguard & Jr. Swim Instructor is a Summer time program only.  We will be updating this information Mid-April 2013

Portland Parks & Recreation offers two great programs for youth 11 to 14 years old, to get an inside look at what it is like to become a lifeguard or Swim Instructor.  These two camps help Improve Swimming Skills, Train for Future Employment, Develop Teaching and Leadership Skills that can last for a lifetime.  These classes are only offered during the summer months and designated pools.  Check out our summer schedule for more information.

 JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM:
Junior Lifeguard is a fun, challenging program for youths 11 to 14 years old. Jr. Lifeguards will advance through two skill levels in preparation for becoming a lifeguard by developing rescue skills, C.P.R., First-Aid, Customer Service and water safety skills. Participants will “buddy guard” and develop job skills necessary to become a lifeguard.

WHEN:
Junior Lifeguard requires 30 hours of instruction. During the summer it is offered for 3 hours a day (Monday through Friday) each two-week session at our many outdoor community pools.

INSTRUCTION:
Junior Lifeguards are instructed by experienced lifeguards chosen by their ability to work well with youths 11 to 14 years old and their ability to provide a fun, safe learning experience.

PREREQUISITE:

  • MUST be able to swim 50 ft. front crawl and 50 ft. back crawl.
  • MUST be comfortable in deep water.

For more information call your neighborhood pool or AQUATICS at 503-823-5130.

FEE: $85 per session (session is 10 classes)
$144 per session, if you register for both Jr. Lifeguard and Jr. Swim Instructor

 JUNIOR SWIM INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM:
Junior Swim Instructor is a fun, challenging program for youths 11 to 14 years old. The Jr. Swim Instructor will advance through two skill levels in preparation for becoming a lifeguard by developing skill knowledge, stroke improvement, planning lessons and communication.

WHEN:
The Junior Swim Instructor program will not be offered at every facility. Twenty hours of instruction (2 hours each day) will be offered in the summer. This program is offered in conjunction with our Junior Lifeguard program, with discounts offered when both classes are registered for at the same time. Classes are scheduled back-to-back for 5 hours total per day.

INSTRUCTION:
Junior Swim Instructors are instructed by experienced Swim Instructors chosen by their ability to work well with youths 11 to 14 years old and their ability to provide a fun, creative learning experience.

PREREQUISITE:

  • MUST be 11 to 14 years of age.
  • MUST be able to swim 50 ft. front crawl with breathing and 50 ft. back crawl.
  • Must be comfortable in deep water.

For more information call your neighborhood pool or AQUATICS at 503-823-5130.

FEE: $75 per session (session is 10 classes)
$144 per session, if you register for both Jr. Lifeguard and Jr. Swim Instructor

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