American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Program Information

Online and classroom program that enhances essential learning of the principals of being a lifeguard. Course begins with participation in an 8-hour online course and continues with instructor led skills and water work in the classroom. Learn rescue skills, first aid, CPR/AED, and professional lifeguard responsibilities.

Successful completion of this course will certify you in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Emergency Oxygen, all for 2 years.
Lifeguard Training3
  • Age 15+
  • Wackford Aquatic Complex, Blue Heron Room
  • $185
***Must register by 'Class Closes' date and have completed on-line work by 'Start Date' ***
Online information will be mailed out the day after 'Class Closes' date

  • 2-minute treading water
  • Brick retrieval in 7 feet of water
  • Pre-course swim test of 300 yards
You can view the YouTube video “CSD Aquatics ARC Lifeguard Prerequisite” for more information.
 Session   Class Closes  Start Date  Class Dates  Days Class Time 
 #68238 March 9 March 17 March 17
March 18-19
Saturday & Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 #68239 March 26 April 3 April 3 - 7
April 8
Mon./ Wed./ Fri.
4:30 pm - 9 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 #68240 April 2 April 10 April 10 - 13 Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30pm


Registration starts December 7, 2016. You can register at one of our facilities or by calling 916-405-5600.

Lifeguard Positions Available

(Deadline: 4/19/17)
View the job description and apply online. Applicants need to be 16 years of age and have completed American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Classes fill quickly so enroll today!