Lifeguard Training and Certification

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Classes
  3. Calendar

Individuals age 15 and older are welcome to register for lifeguard classes. An in-person pretest must be completed no later than the deadline of a lifeguard course's registration. 

Pretest consists of:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously.
  • Tread water for two minutes using only your legs. 
  • Successfully complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: 
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
    • Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on one's back to the starting point.
    • Exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Pretests are scheduled regularly. Visit the Aquatics calendar or contact Aquatics staff for dates and times: