City of Cocoa Needs Lifeguards to Reopen Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center Pool
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2022
City will sponsor training at Brevard Parks and Recreation lifeguard course
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa City Council has approved sponsoring at least four residents to go through the Brevard County Parks and Recreation lifeguard course to attract more lifeguards at the Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center pool.
The pool can not be open and used by the community at this time due to a shortage of lifeguards. These sponsorships will hopefully entice residents to become certified lifeguards so the pool can be utilized once again.
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The Lifeguard Course has the following requirements:
■ Must be at least 15 years of age
■ Must schedule and complete a pre-course swim test. Must call (321) 633-1870 to schedule this test.
■ Must complete all course components online and class assignments
■ Must be present for all class dates listed above
■ Pre-course Swim Test: 300 yards swim, treading water, 10 lb. brick retrieval
The City of Cocoa will cover the fees to participate in the lifeguard course. The resident will then need to apply with Brevard County Parks and Recreation for a lifeguard position and request to be stationed at the Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center.
The Next Lifeguard Course will take place at McClarty Park Community Center located at 790 Barton Blvd. in Rockledge on May 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11 from 5-9 p.m.; and May 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.