STAMFORD, Conn. -- The City of Stamford is offering classes for its lifeguard training programs starting in October.
A junior lifeguarding course for kids ages 11-14 and a lifeguard training program are being offered through the City of Stamford Aquatics Department, according to the department's website. The junior courses begin Oct. 7 at Stamford's West Hill High School with the lifeguard program beginning at the high school in December.
The junior lifeguard training and certificate program is $150 and covers the basics to get kids ready to enter the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program at age 15. The course includes Red Cross Certification for CPR and AED, according to the aquatics department.
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Certification costs $375. The program allows students to later attain "a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard" and will use videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, according to the aquatics department.
Students in the program will learn life-saving techniques, pratical experience, waterfront training and also obtain their CPR and AED certification.
Those interested in the programs can visit the City of Stamford Recreation Services Department website or contact department assistant superintendent Matthew Nordt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 203-977-4644.