American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

We offer a number of on-site health and safety training classes. We offer the latest courses in the nationally recognized American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training will give anyone age 15 and older the ability to learn valuable lifesaving skills. These courses give participants the knowledge and expertise needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.

  • Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.

  • A minimum of 3 participants is required to run Lifeguard courses.

  • A 30+ hour course, if successfully completed, provides a 2-year Lifeguard certification as well as First Aid and a 2-year CPR/AED for the Lifeguard certification.

  • Successful completion of the CPR section within the course is required for certification. 

Our Lifeguard Training courses are taught through Blended Learning, combining online learning and in-person skills sessions. The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person skills session and a certificate of completion must be presented at the start of the in-person skills session.

Cost: $200 Annual Members/$250 3 Month and Non-Member


2020 Waterfront Lifeguard Certification Course

Waterfront Option Available for an additional $100
Pre-req for Waterfront Course: 550-yard swim; treading for 2 minutes without the use of arms; 15 yards underwater ring retrieval; timed brick response.

Review Courses are also available.

Cost: $150 Annual members/$200 3 Month and Non-Member (Review Course)


For more information, email Aquatics Director, Jensen Sheafe.

Refund Policy: If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the given course, a 100% refund will be allowed. If the course is not passed, no refund will be given.


MONDAY - THURSDAY: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SUNDAY: Closed

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