Must be at least 14 years old and possess the following skills and abilities: adequate vision, hearing acuity, physical ability and stamina to perform the duties of an open water lifeguard as documented by a medical physician; demonstrate an ability to swim 500 meters (550 yards) over a measured course in ten minutes or less, tread water for at least 2 minutes, swim 100 yards of front crawl, swim 50 yards each of: front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach; perform a feet first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet; and perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance.Training:
Must obtain all required training and pass the courses, prior to employment, including: First Aid Certification; CPR Certification; AED Certification; and Lifeguard Certification. Courses are available through American Lifeguard & Safety Training; YMCA; and Red Cross Certification, & United States Lifesaving Association.Availability:
The pool is open seasonally during the months of June, July, August and September between the hours of 6:30 AM and 9:30 PM Monday through Friday, and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays. Schedules are set by the pool manager.Application:
A completed Town Lifeguard Application must be upload to your website application submission or returned to the Clerk-Treasurer at Town Hall, 375 2nd Street, Cathlamet, WA 98612.