Del Mar to offer lifeguard courses

Azrael Montoya

For anyone hoping to make a few extra bucks this summer, but not excited about spending the season indoors, lifeguarding is a popular option. While certification is required for all lifeguards, Del Mar College plans to offer the courses again this semester.

The classes, sponsored by the Red Cross, offer “a gateway to summer jobs,” said Cristian Toren, the lifeguard instructor for the courses. Individuals will be certified in areas including CPR, first aid and usage of defibrillator machines. Participants must be 15 or older.

Alyssa Alvarado, a lifeguard at Del Mar College, said certified lifeguards are in demand locally.

“There is a shortage of lifeguards every year in the Corpus Christi area,” Alvarado said. “These courses are useful in public.”

The classes are $155 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22 in the Del Mar College gym. Space is limited. For more information and to register contact Toren at 361-549-1414 or

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