East St. Louis Park District
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Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Life Guards Prerequisites: 

Minimum age of 16. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and stabilization, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or front. 100 yards of breaststroke, using a pull, breathe, kick, glide sequence. 100 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke, or a combination. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. 


If you have any questions, concerns, or are interested please fill out the form below. The East St. Louis Park District will partner with the American Red Cross to Certify Life Guards.