The City of Malibu Community Services Department is offering a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 to train Lifeguards, Pool Managers, and Learn to Swim Instructors to work at the Malibu Community Swimming Pool at Malibu High School.

Working as a lifeguard or swim instructor is a fun, active, outdoor job, and can open a great career path. It is also an important service to the community, ensuring that people can learn to swim, and safely enjoy the fun and healthy sport of swimming.

According to the Red Cross, an average of 10 people die each day from drowning in the United States. Getting certified and working as a lifeguard can help save lives.

Register online at www.MalibuCity.org/Aquatics by May 15. A link will be provided to complete the hybrid portion on the Red Cross website before the start of the in-person class on Saturday, May 21.  

All participants must meet the following requirements to successfully complete the training:

Ages 16 and older

300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke

2-minute tread using legs only

Retrieve a 10-pound dive weight from 13 feet deep, swim 20 yards with the weight using legs only, and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds

Complete all online coursework before the in-person class

Complete the in-person class

The City of Malibu encourages participants who successfully complete the training to apply for an aquatics position with the City. The full job description, qualifications and application are on the Jobs webpage at www.MalibuCity.org/Jobs. For more information, visit www.MalibuCity.org/Aquatics.

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff