Lifeguard class; lifeguards needed

The city of Bakersfield is offering a lifeguard certification class beginning with assessments at noon Feb. 24 or at 7:15 p.m. March 4 or April 4.

The assessment at McMurtrey Aquatic Center includes completing a 300-yard swim test, a 10-pound brick test, and be able to tread water for two minutes.

Upon completion of  the assessment, students enroll in an upcoming Lifeguard Academy and apply online for the city’s lifeguard position at They must attend the entire course selected.

Academy 1: 8-6 March 9, 10, 16, and 17.

Academy 2: 8-5 March 25-28.

Academy 3: 8-6 April 13, 14, 20, and 21.

Cost is $225.

For more information, call (661) 852-7430.

The Park Stockdale Civic Association is also hiring certified lifeguards for the summer season. Applicants must be at least 15 1/2 years old.

For an application, visit the office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF at 205 Rio Bravo Avenue. For more information, contact the PSCA at (661) 323-4302;