Last night, while my wife and I were walking along the Pompano Beach boardwalk, after dinner at our favorite spot, the Briny Irish Pub, we noticed that the new lifeguard headquarters building, located right on the beach is almost completed. If I’m not mistaking, it has taken almost two years to build it! Initially, it seemed like it was taking forever but now, when looking at the structure that has surged where the old one-story garage looking structure used to be, I’m not surprised it has taken this long!
If you have been to the Pompano Beach Pier, or the Briny Irish Pub, at the corner of Atlantic and A1A, you may have noticed a new two-story building right on the beach. Judging by the look of the building, it seems like it could withstand a Category 5 hurricane! The only way it could move is in a single piece, the whole thing would have to be lifted and blown off the beach!
While I was contemplating writing about this very impressive building the City of Pompano Beach just built, to house those who watch over us and our friends and family at the beach, I started thinking about other important subjects worth mentioning in an article. And I thought, why not write about how and where to get licensed and certified to be a lifeguard in and around Pompano Beach?
Here is a list of the associations that offer lifeguard training and certification in Pompano Beach and Broward County Florida
Here you can sign up for a wide range of American Red Cross lifeguarding and water safety courses year-round from trained professionals who can help you gain the skills and confidence necessary for providing care and instruction when it’s needed most.
ALA helps with the development of testing protocols and the administration of health and safety program at swimming pools, waterparks, and beaches.
ALA emphasizes public awareness of responsibility in aquatic environmental issues to protect the world we live in. It has worked diligently on environmental issues to help keep our beaches and waterways cleaner for our future generations.
A nonprofit that trains and certifies in Lifeguarding, Waterfront Lifeguarding, Junior Lifeguarding, Shallow Pool Lifeguarding, Sexual Harassment Training, CPR/AED, CPR for Lifeguards, First Aid Emergency Oxygen, and swimming lessons.