24 applicants plan rewarding job as lifeguard training begins in Clarkston

CLARKSTON, WA - 24-people are training to be lifeguards and more than half of them may work for the Asotin County Aquatic Center.

Director Nick Bacon said this is one of the biggest classes he's ever been a part of. If the majority of them are fully certified within the next two weeks, Bacon said they won't have to reduce any of their summer programs or hours.

"For the next two weeks they'll be in the classroom and in the pool learning water rescue skills, first aid skills and CPR skills," said Bacon. "Then, at the end of those two weeks there will be an evaluation that involves us putting them through as close to real life scenarios as we can develop."

Those who pass will be American Red Cross certified and will start working on July first.