Lifeguard Training

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, participants learn teamwork, rescue skills, surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED and other skills needed to work as a professional lifeguard.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be certified for a lifeguard position in California and will receive American Red Cross certifications in:
  • Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (valid 2 years)
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen (valid 2 years)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training (valid 1 year)
  • First Aid for Public Safety Personnel-Title 22 (valid 2 years)


In order to participate in the course, each person must:
  1. Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  2. Successfully complete the Pre-Course Skills Test (see below).

Pre-Course Skills Test

Prospective candidates must pass all pre-course skills test in order to continue in the Lifeguard Training course. The Skills Tests consists of the following:
  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  3. Complete a timed event: 20-yard swim using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick and swim 20 yards back to starting point. Must be completed in 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Class Offerings - Dates and Registration

Below are the Lifeguard Course dates.  These do not include a Title 22 certification.  See separate Title 22 dates below.  Title 22 is included in your registration, but you must select your preferred date when registering.
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Community Recreation center (CRC)
  • Register: Online.  Click here for the online catalog
  • Activity #: 5020.201

​Lifeguard Training Class

 Session Skills Test  Class Date  Location 
 1  Sept. 3, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.  Sept. 13-15, 2019  CRC
 2  Nov. 1, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.  Nov. 9-11, 2019  CRC
 3  Dec. 18, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.  Jan. 2-6, 2020  CRC
 4  Jan. 29, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.  Feb. 15-17, 2020  CRC
 5  Mar. 11, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.  Mar. 30-Apr. 3, 2020  CRC

Title 22 Class

 Title 22 Class Date Time  Location 
 Jan. 5-6, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  CRC
 Apr. 2-3, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  CRC
 Apr. 18-19, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CRC

Certification Requirements

In order to pass the class and receive certifications, participants must:
  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  • Pass all final written exams with minimum grades of 80%.
Upon successful completion of the course, certifications will be mailed to the address given when you sign-up for the class within 4 weeks.