Lifeguard Training & Certification

Lifeguard Training


April 1 Week Class


  • Ages: 15 Years and Up
  • Instructor: Aquatics Staff
  • Class Length: 1 week
  • Price:
    • Resident: $230
    • Nonresident: $215
  • Course Number: 8715.201
  • Dates: April 3 to April 6, Monday through Thursday
  • Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Location: Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park
    147 Gregory Lane
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

April 3 Week Class


  • Ages: 15 Years and Up
  • Class Length: 3 weeks
  • Price:
    • Resident: $230
    • Nonresident: $215
  • Course Number: 8715.202
  • Dates: April 14 to April 29
  • Hours:
    • Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Location: Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park
    147 Gregory Lane
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

May 3 Week Class


  • Ages: 15 Years and Up
  • Class Length: 3 weeks
  • Price:
    • Resident: $230
    • Nonresident: $215
  • Course Number: 8715.203
  • Dates: May 5 to May 20,
  • Hours:
    • Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Location: Location: Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park
    147 Gregory Lane
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

About the Training


Become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard! After successful completion, the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and Administering Emergency Oxygen. Students should bring lunch each day. Required prerequisites must be successfully completed on the first day of class.

Prerequisite swimming skills test on first day of class are as follows:
  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing (freestyle and breaststroke only)
  • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs
  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object from 7 to 10 feet of water, swim 20-yards on the back to the starting point with both hands holding the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute 40 seconds

Lifeguard Training Review


  • Ages: 16 Years and Up
  • Instructor: Aquatics Staff
  • Price:
    • Resident: $150
    • Nonresident: $165
  • Course Number: 8717.201
  • Dates: April 7 through April 8
  • Hours:
    • Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Location: Location: Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park
    147 Gregory Lane
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

About the Class


For those who have taken a lifeguard training course and need to renew their certifications. Course includes lecture and video review, skills practice and testing (written and skills). Upon successful completion the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. Bring lunch. Must provide proof of current certification.

Lifeguard Instructor Course


This class is coming fall of 2017, registration opens August 10.
  • Ages: 17 Years and Up
  • Instructor: Korey Riley
  • Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017 at noon
  • Price:
    • Resident: $220
    • Nonresident: $235
  • Course Number: 8718.401
  • Dates: September 22 to October 1
  • Hours:
    • Friday from until 9 p.m.
    • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Location: Location: Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park
    147 Gregory Lane
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

About the Class


This course trains instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Students must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate and successfully complete the online introduction to the lifeguarding instructor course before the first class (details will be given after registering). Students must successfully pass the prerequisite skills on the first day. $35 must be paid to the American Red Cross for the Online Introduction (must be completed before first class). Attendance is required at all classes.