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Lifeguard class announced by SYI

SPRINGVILLE — Those who are interested in becoming lifeguards must obtain American Red Cross lifeguard certifications.

Springville Youth Incorporated will offer this course on April 13, 20 and 27, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Springville High School pool.

There is a cost for this program. Participants must be at least 15 years old, by April 27.

To participate, interested parties must be able to pass prerequisite skills evaluations, including:

– A 300-yard swim, including the front crawl and breast stroke.

– Treading water for 2 minutes, using only their legs.

– A timed event: retrieval of a 10-pound brick at the bottom of a 10-foot pool.

These prerequisites will be held on the first day of the course. Bring a swimsuit and a towel for the skills evaluation and for every class.

A re-certification for lifeguarding and/or CPR/automated external defibrillator will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the high school pool. There is a cost for this course.

These classes are open to the public. To pass the course, individuals must attend all three sessions.

Enrollment paperwork is available on the Springville Youth Inc. website, www.syionline.org; the Springville-Griffith Institute website, www.springvillegi.org and at the high school outside room No. 130.

For more information and to register, call Karen Reynolds at 913-4078 by April 8.
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