Lifeguard Training



Jump-start an aquatics career or just learn a vitally important skill.
Successful completion of training gives applicants 18 and over priority for a lifeguard position at our Aquatics Center.

Pre-requisites for Lifeguard Training:
To sign up, you must be at least 15 years of age, and able to:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim at the surface for 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive to a depth of 6 feet, swim 10 to 15 feet along the bottom and retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim on the back to the starting point. Both hands should be holding the object at the surface, with the face remaining at or near the surface, able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater.

Pre-requisite testing will be done 3 – 5 days prior to the course start date.

For more information or to register for a session, contact 415.292.1268.