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. Below are some highlights of the safety precautions that will be observed throughout the training course.

  • Face coverings are required indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. This includes the pool lobby and locker rooms/restrooms. Face coverings are not required outdoors.
  • Training manikins will be used whenever possible to promote social distancing.
  • Training 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.
  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 before the first class meeting. Students will receive more information via email.

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, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Fall 2022
8715.101  10/1-10/29  Sa  9:00-5:30 pm

Winter Break 2022
8715.102  12/27-1/4  Tu/W/Th  9:00-5:30 pm

Attendance is required at all class dates/times; make-ups are not allowed.

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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 pass the prerequisite skills on the first day, and successfully complete the Online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course in the American Red Cross Learning Center between the prerequisite skills session and next class (details will be given 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, or to be notified when a Lifeguard Instructor class is scheduled, please contact us

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