Teens and young adults interested in working as lifeguards this summer, must pass certification classes. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and Re-Certification (for returning lifeguards) Classes are on Tuesday through Friday, March 20 to March 23rd. The certification class fee is $135 while re-certification is $110.

Water Safety Instruction (WSI) certification is also offered for those lifeguards who wish to teach swim lessons. WSI classes are on Tuesday through Friday, March 27 to March 30th. The fee is $155. Classes are taught at the Florence Aquatic Center.

The registration deadline for all classes is Wednesday, March 7th.   Register in-person at the Florence Library and Community Center or online at www.florenceaz.gov/parks.

For more information, call Erasmo “Beebo” Mendivil, recreation coordinator at (520) 868-7586.