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Placerville Recreation & Parks

May 31, 2013 09:19AM ● By Style

Summer is in full swing and the Placerville Aquatic Center is open with fabulous, fun-filled classes for children and adults.

If your child loves to swim, is 10 or older, and wants to have a lifeguarding job as a teen, then the Junior Lifeguard Camp is designed specifically for them. This class teaches basic lifeguard skills, rescue drills, team building, and continued swimming endurance; participants can also choose to shadow certified on-duty lifeguards during Public Swim. Partakers should be able to swim freestyle continuously for 25 yards, tread water for one minute, and swim 10 feet underwater. Two, three-week classes will be offered (starting this month) and will fill fast, so signup soon.

If you’re ready to take your water safety training to the next level, be sure to register for the Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification (with Title 22) course, where students ages 15 and up will learn the basic skills and knowledge to be an entry level, non-surf lifeguard. The course includes classroom learning, water rescue skills, and advanced first aid and CPR training. Upon successful completion, participants will receive Red Cross certification in lifeguard training and first aid, CPR/AED, oxygen administration, and Title 22 first aid (all valid for two years). For information about eligibility requirements, call the City of Placerville’s Community Services Department.  

Kids, teens and adults also have an opportunity to improve their swimming abilities with competitive swim clinics, which work on improving stroke coordination and efficiency, drills, racing starts, and turns. Choose from the Freestyle and Backstroke Clinic, or the challenging Breaststroke and Butterfly Clinic.

Adults looking to cool off and tone up should check out the invigorating Aqua Aerobics class for a total-body workout.

Don’t forget to look for the extended Lap Swim, Activity Pool, and Public Swim schedules.

For more information, call the City of Placerville’s Community Services Department at 530-642-5232, visit, or stop by the office at 549 Main Street in Placerville.