Lifeguards needed: Training provided at YPG
Across Yuma County there is a lifeguard shortage due to many factors associated with the COVID pandemic.
The situation at Yuma Proving Ground’s (YPG) Kahuna Lagoon Pool is no different. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) program at YPG is solving the problem by providing lifeguard training.
YPG Lead lifeguard Mindy Cordova is hosting an American Red Cross lifeguard training at YPG. One class was held in April where four lifeguards were certified. Cordova will be hosting another certification session in mid to late May.
Some of the requirements include being able to swim a continuous 300 yard swim with controlled breathing, a two-minute tread using only legs and timed brick dive.
Those who receive their certification and would like to work at the YPG community pool will have to undergo a security clearance. Cordova explains the Red Cross certification can be used to lifeguard at other locations in Yuma as well.
To entice candidates, the classes are held on two weekends and the cost is $115 for those affiliated with YPG and $150 for nonaffiliated.
Cordova can be contacted directly at 928261-7063 for more details.