The Outpost

Lifeguards needed: Training provided at YPG

- By Ana Henderson

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.

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 ??  ?? ypG Lead lifeguard Mindy Cordova is hosting an american Red Cross lifeguard training certificat­ion course at ypG in mid to late May. During the april course, four new lifeguards were certified. (photo courtesy of Mindy Cordova)
ypG Lead lifeguard Mindy Cordova is hosting an american Red Cross lifeguard training certificat­ion course at ypG in mid to late May. During the april course, four new lifeguards were certified. (photo courtesy of Mindy Cordova)

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