Lifeguard Training Courses

COVID-19 Precautions: Physical distancing of 6 feet or more will be maintained when possible but please recognize that some training activities will require closer than 6 feet.  Class size will be limited, face coverings will be required unless in the water and temperatures will be checked daily prior to class.  

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)*
*Title 22 certification is included in the price of the Lifeguard Class but is a separate class with a separate registration.  Please see Lifeguard Training receipt or call the office for details.


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 Lifeguard Training registration fee, but you must select your preferred date when registering.
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Community Recreation Center (CRC) - 30875 Rancho Vista Rd.
  • Register: Online.  Click here for the online catalog (under Aquatics Programs)
  • Activity #: 5020.2

​Lifeguard Training Classes

Please see catalog for class times.  The Skills Test date is mandatory for the class selected.
 Session Class Date  Skills Test Date Location 
 1  Nov 20-22, 2020  Nov 20 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  CRC
 2  Jan 2-4, 2021  Dec 18 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  CRC
 3  Feb 13-15, 2021  Jan 22 - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  CRC
 5 - Just added!  Mar 26-28, 2021  Mar 12 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  CRC
 4  Mar 29-31, 2021  Mar 12 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  CRC

Title 22 Class

 Session  Title 22 Class Date Time  Location 
 1  Jan 16-18, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  CRC
 2  Mar 5-7, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  CRC
 3  Apr 1-2, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CRC
 4  Apr 17-18, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 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 emailed to the email address provided when you sign-up for the class within 2 weeks