Lifeguard certification

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Jose H. Espinosa

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Sep 17, 2021, 3:21:10 PM9/17/21
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At Tuesday's meeting we came to the strategy that we will try to
negotiate having a lifeguard on deck (the one provided by the city)
and a number of laudgards playing (us) for that we need as many of us
certified as possible.

I volunteer to lead that effort, and there is a number of options in
the city to get certified (they even have their own yelp page). Do the
people that are certified have any recommendations?

Jose

Le Grand Bleu

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Sep 17, 2021, 3:50:35 PM9/17/21
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Thank you José.
Che did his through the Red Cross I believe.


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Tom Brown

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Dec 6, 2021, 1:16:08 PM12/6/21
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The city asked me to provide lifeguarding certificates for our coaches. If you have a current certificate please send it to me. If you don't have one please try to take a course so we can share this effort.

I took one in August at USF. It was easy and I practiced useful skills in the water. There are a bunch of courses you can register for at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/lifeguarding?latitude=37.7749295&longitude=-122.4194155&searchtype=class&zip=san%20francisco%2C%20ca (You want Lifeguarding-BL. BL is blended online and in-person learning)

Tom Brown

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Dec 14, 2021, 7:27:54 PM12/14/21
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My dear Sea Lions, please let me know if you intend to help lifeguard our sessions. When our club provides a guard we save a significant amount on our rental cost ($130 vs 200(?) per session). The pool administration has reminded me that the designated guard can not be in the water. Currently only Cy and I have taken the course. While I'd like to keep our costs down I'm not generous enough to lifeguard on the deck when most of our team isn't taking a turn guarding. Unless you step up to help please anticipate paying much more for your hockey time.
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