The City of Pearland Parks & Recreation Department is always on the lookout for qualified individuals to join the team of lifeguards that help facilitate a safe and fun environment at the Pearland Natatorium. Working as a lifeguard is a rewarding experience that is physically and mentally challenging. Lifeguards become proficient in preventing, recognizing and responding to aquatic emergencies and providing care for a variety of injuries, illnesses and medical emergencies. With competitive pay, the opportunity to work 20 hours a week and the chance to make a difference in the community, working as a lifeguard at the Pearland Natatorium is a unique and exciting opportunity.
Prospective lifeguards are required to pass an initial skills assessment, comprised of the following: ■ Swim300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidatesmay use front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke or a combination of the two. ■ Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs (hands should be out of the water or placed under the armpits). ■ Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Surface dive (feet first or head first) to a depth of 13 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface and swim to the starting point on the back, keeping both hands on the object and keeping the face at or near the surface of the water. Place the object on the deck and exit the water without the assistance of steps or a ladder.
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22 / Pearland in Motion / Summer 2020
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