Lifeguard at pools (Matzila baBriha) – womenadmin
For recruits, who used to do swimming, there is a position of lifeguard at Air Force base’s pools (Heil HaAvir). «Matzila baBriha” is quite a rare position, but an excellent opportunity for sportswomen to “pursue their occupation” during their service in TZAHAL. “Matzilim” fulfill two main functions of a lifeguard and a swimming pool administrator. Soldiers in this position obtain a rescuer card accepted by the Ministry of labor, which is valid both in the army and in civilian life.
→The lifeguard course is 1 month long.
→During the service it is possible to follow additional courses of gym trainer, canyoning instructor, krav maga instructor, physical training instructor and others.
One year at the physical education center Wingate. Stages of the selection include a lecture in front of an audience, a personal interview, and a physical test in swimming: Crawl stroke (50 m) – 42 seconds at a minimum, breast stroke (50 m) – 52 seconds at a minimum, underwater swimming – 25 m at a minimum.
Recruits must submit doctor’s permission about their medical status.
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