City of Phoenix sign up starts 4/26 for free water safety education and more water programs

City of Phoenix sign up starts 4/26 for free water safety education and more water programs

April 22, 2018 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

Free water safety education for kids is back and sign up starts on April 26th at 6:30pm. Plus it also time to sign up for discounted water aerobics for folks 50 years and older. Lifeguard Academy for teens ages 15 to 17 years old so you can get the proper certification to work as a lifeguard and more programs.

All of these programs are either free or greatly discounted. Below is all of the details of each program they offering and don’t forget sign up starts on April 26th, 2018 at 6:30pm.

To register head to www.phoenix.gov/parks/pools. Programs that require sign-ups include:

· Cub Club – ages seven to 10
· Discovery Guards – ages 11 to 13
· Junior Lifeguard Training- ages 14 to 15
· Lifeguard Academy – ages 15 to 17
· Discounted Water Aerobics – ages 50 and older

WHEN/WHERE: Cub Club – Children ages seven to 10 learn basic water safety skills from a Lifeguard mentor, including assisting in a water emergency, when to call 9-1-1 and basic swimming instructions. Participants meet twice a week for five weeks. Cub Club is available at all 29 pools. The program starts the week of June 11 and concludes at the Cub Club/Discovery Guard Olympics Friday, July 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Encanto Pool.

Discovery Guards – Children between the ages of 11 and 13 will experience teamwork and cooperation while learning basic first aid, rescue breathing and safety around water, with a certified Lifeguard. Boating and Personal Flotation Device skills will also be taught using a boat. Participants meet twice a week for five weeks. Discovery Guards is available at all 29 pools. The program starts the week of June 11 and concludes at the Cub Club/Discovery Guard Olympics Friday, July 13 from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. at Encanto Pool.

Junior Lifeguard Training – Teens between the ages of 14 and 15 will learn lifeguarding techniques, first aid and will be trained in CPR. Leadership and responsibility are emphasized, as well as community contribution with volunteer hours at the pool. Successful completion of the Junior Lifeguard program reduces the cost of Lifeguard Training. Participants meet three to four times a week for six weeks. Junior Lifeguard Training is available at all 29 City of Phoenix pools. The program starts the week of June 11 and concludes at the Junior Lifeguard Olympics Friday, July 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Encanto Pool.

Lifeguard Academy – This program is for teens ages 15 years to 17 who have participated in a previous Cigna Summer program. Upon successful completion of the class, participants will obtain all necessary certifications to become a lifeguard. Lifeguard Academy is available at all 29 pools. The program is June 13, 16, 23 and 24.

Water Aerobics – Water aerobics classes are available at a discount to seniors ages 50 and older. The discounted cost for seniors is $5 for a 35-minute class (full price is $15) and $7.50 for a 60-minute class (full price is $22.50). There are four sessions available throughout the summer beginning June 11 and each class is two weeks long. Class sizes are limited and available at 12 City of Phoenix pools.

For more information on Cigna Summer activities, please call 602.534.6587 or email aquatics.pks@phoenix.gov.