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GO Lifeguard GO LMT

Our GO Lifeguards and LMT’s are integral to the success of the GO Learn to Swim and GO Beach Awareness Program.

As Lifeguards and LMT’s with GO, they are mentored and given opportunities to develop leadership skills and professional habits that will last well beyond their participation in GO programs and events. At the end of the summer season of GO, evaluations are provided to our Lifeguards and LMTs. They are also given the opportunity to provide feedback about their participation with GO, so we can continue to improve!

GO LIFEGUARDS:

  • Lifeguard certified – Red Cross
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Paid an hourly wage
  • Assist with Instruction
    • Learn to Swim Program
      • Function as Lifeguard
      • Teach swim lessons ages 6-17 (when assigned)
    • Beach Awareness Program
      • Assist with supervision of GO participants
      • Assist with supervision of the safe travel to and from beach location(s)
      • Provide for Aquatic Safety of GO participants
      • Teach assigned Beach Related topics/activities
    • CPR certified – American Heart Association
    • First-Aid certified – American Heart Association
    • Trained in the Bully Busting Curriculum
    • Trained in Professionalism

GO LMT (Leader, Mentor, Teacher)

  • Under 16 years old
  • Paid a stipend of $50- $550, dependent upon their time commitment to the program(s)
  • CPR certified – American Heart Association
  • First-Aid certified – American Heart Association
  • Trained in the Bully Busting Curriculum
  • Trained in Professionalism
  • Assist with Instruction
    • Learn to Swim Program
      • Teach swim lessons, ages 6-17 (under adult supervision)
    • Beach Awareness Program
      • Assist with supervision of the safe travel to and from beach location(s)
      • Teach assigned Beach Related topics/activities

 

One of the challenges for the GO Lifeguards and LMT’s is to secure funding for certification in and transportation to Red Cross – 25 hour Lifeguard course(s) offered nearby throughout the year.  If you would like to Donate to help GO continue to help kids Learn to Swim, and/or would like to sponsor a GO participant to become Red Cross – Lifeguard certified, contact Great Opportunities.