Lifeguard Training/Certification & Instructor Courses


The American Red Cross has modified the Lifeguard Training course to minimize risk of exposure.  However, due to the nature of the course, there will be training situations when participants will come in close contact with other participants.  Please read our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Lifeguard Training, which outlines all the health and safety procedures we have implemented for participants and staff.  Below are some highlights of the safety precautions that will be observed throughout the training course.

  • Face coverings will be worn at all times unless in the water.
  • Social distancing will be observed.  When social distancing is not possible, face coverings and/or additional personal protective equipment will be worn.
  • Training manikins will be used whenever possible to promote social distancing.
  • Equipment will be labeled and assigned to participants for use throughout the course.  In addition, equipment will be cleaned and disinfected according to manufacturer instructions after each class.
  • Overall class size has been reduced and participants will be assigned to smaller groups within the class.
  • Hand washing facilities and hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • All participants will be required to pass a health screening prior to the start of each class session
  1. Lifeguard Training
  2. Lifeguard Training Review
  3. Prerequisites & Certification

Learn how to save a life and become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard! After successful completion, the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Title 22. Bring swimsuit, towel, lifeguard book (receive in class), resuscitation mask (receive in class) and lunch each day. This class consists of approximately 7 hours of online learning, which must be completed after successful completion of prerequisites and before the next class meeting. Students will receive more information after completing the prerequisites.

To Register: Click on "Register" button to be taken to our registration system.
Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Age: Students must be 15 years old by the last day of class
Fee: $270/$250 (Dist. Res.)
Location: PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane

Spring 2021 Classes
Attendance is required at all class dates/times; make-ups are not allowed.
8715.501 3/12-4/2 Tu/Th/F 4:00-8:00 pm
8715.502 3/13-3/27 Sa/Su 9:00 am-5:30 pm
8715.503 4/5-4/9 M-F 9:00 am-5:30 pm
8715.504 4/10-4/24 Sa/Su 9:00 am-5:30 pm
8715.505  4/25-5/9   Sa/Su  9:00 am-5:30 pm

You must attend a prerequisites skills evaluation before the first day of class. Prerequisites will be held on:
Friday, 3/5, 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 3/9, 5:00 pm
Friday, 3/26, 4:00 pm
Friday, 4/2, 4:00 pm
Friday, 4/16, 4:00 pm

You will be prompted to select a prerequisite date when you register.

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  1. Lifeguard Instructor Course
  2. Water Safety Instructor Course
  3. Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review

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, successfully complete the Online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course in the American Red Cross Learning Center before the first class (details will be given after registering) and successfully pass the prerequisite skills on the first day. Additional fee must be paid directly to the American Red Cross for the Online Introduction (must be completed before first class, you will receive information after registering). Attendance is required at all classes.

Instructor: Korey Riley
Age: Students must be 17 years old by the last day of class
Fee: $270/$250 (Dist. Res.)

No Lifeguard Instructor classes currently scheduled. Check our registration system for the latest class information and to register.

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