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  • LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION


    You must have prior certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid & CPR. The classes will include Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid recertification. The pre-requisite swim test will be included on the first day of class. All dates of a session must be attended.  This class includes the update/cross-over material for the 2017 course revisions.

    A.  2019 Winter Session:

      Valley Pool
     Tuesday, February 19, 2019  - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (or until finished)
       Space is Limited -  Please register in advance.
     

             2019 Summer Session:

      Valley Pool
      Friday & Saturday, May 24th & 25th, 2019 (both days are required for certification) 
        
    Friday - 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
       
    Saturday - 9:00am to 2:00 pm (or until finished)


    B.  Complete the following:  

    1. Complete a registration form -  Click here to complete and print a registration form .
    2. Make your first check payable to Commissioner of Finance -Syracuse Lifeguards pay- $25 & All Others pay - $75.
    3. Make your second check payable to Commissioner of Finance and enter "RED CROSS" in the memo line - $50 for all participants. 
    4. Mail or hand-deliver your evaluation registration with Payments to: Syracuse Parks & Recreation, 412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 Attn: Lifeguard Recertification Registration.
    5. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment is limited.

    * * Please note that the fees DO NOT include textbook or resuscitation mask.  The textbook is available free online.  

    If after you complete a Lifeguard Class and you want to work for a City Pool or continue working for a City Pool,you must complete C and D too.

    C. Sign up for a Lifeguard Evaluation  - (Evaluation Dates available - see below - approx. 2 hours depending on the # of participants) - This must be done annually to work for City Pools.
        Indicate your intent to work as a lifeguard for the City of Syracuse and your Employee Evaluation can be completed during your recertification class.

    1. Complete a 2018-19 evaluation registration form.  -  click here
    2. Mail or hand deliver your evaluation registration to: Syracuse Parks & Recreation, 412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 Attn: Lifeguard Evaluation Registration.
    3. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is a limit of 20 candidates per test.

    D. Pending the completion of all the necessary requirements a Lifeguard Employment Agreement will be mailed to you approximately the first week in June.  

    1. The agreement will cover the training requirements, rate of pay, proposed dates of employment, employment site and site conditions. You will be responsible for signing and returning the agreement to: Syracuse Parks & Recreation, 412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 Attn: Lifeguard Employment Agreement.

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    TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD
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