The main office of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department has moved. The new main office is located at 708 W. Baseline Road, #4, which is between Country Club Drive and Extension Road.
This American Red Cross course is designed to teach lifeguarding responsibilities and rescue skills. It includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. On the first day of class, participants must complete three prerequisite skills:
Swim 300 yards continuously, using freestyle (front crawl) and breaststroke.
Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object in both hands (head out of water), and climb out of the pool without using the steps or ladder within 1 minute 40 seconds.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
Come prepared to swim. Registration is final. Participants must be 15 or older by the completion of the class. Proof of age is required the first class day.
This course emphasizes proper methods of teaching swimming skills to all ages and levels, and is approximately 36 hours. On the first day of class, candidates must pass a skill test including competency in the four basic strokes and have a level of comfort in deep water to remain in class. For ages 16 and older by the completion of the class.