Anywhere from 50 to 300 people visit the Gary T. Moses Municipal Pool per day from June through August. The city of Victoria needs nine lifeguards to open June 5 but can hire a total of 12 more. Lifeguards with one to three years of paid lifeguard experience will be eligible to receive $150 at the end of the season, says the Victoria Advocate.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training prerequisites are as follows;

•  Must be at least 15 years old

•  Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing

•  Tread water for two minutes using only the legs

•  Complete a timed event within one minute, 40 seconds

• Starting in the water, swim 20 yards

• Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object

• Surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object, exit the water without using a ladder or steps

Source: Victoria Family YMCA

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