CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Recreation & Parks Department seeks lifeguards for this summer at the Cranford Pool & Fitness Center.

Lifeguards must be at least 16-years-old and certified, which can be completed through the StarGuard Lifeguard Training Course offered at the CPFC this April, according to a press release from the department.

The training program is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to be an effective and responsible lifeguard, according to the press release.

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“The purpose of the SAI StarGuard training program includes prevention, surveillance, response and rescue, workplace environment skill in addition to the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR Pro, Basic First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training, the relief of choking adult, child and infants and first aid emergency skills,” the press release reads.

To successfully pass the course, students must attend every class, participate in all skill sessions and drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios and pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent, according to the press release.

The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and May 1 and 3.

Prior to taking the class, students must complete a prerequisite skills evaluation on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The fee is $250 for members and $300 for non-members. A discount is offered if a contract to work at the CPFC this summer is signed.

To register, call the Cranford Pool and Fitness Center at 908-709-7260.