Lifeguard Training Courses

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

Fall and Winter 2021 class dates coming soon!  There will not be any Lifeguard classes held in Summer 2021.

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