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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification - Trained to save

Lifeguard Certification - American Red Cross

Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/ AED, and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes First Aid, professional-level CPR and AED in one certificate. Digital certificate available upon successful completion of course.


All students MUST complete the Lifeguard Pre-Assessment prior to in-person class. Proof of Pre-Assessment completion required to attend class:

  • 300 yard swim test
  • A 10 lb. brick test
  • Be able to tread water without hands for 2 minutes

pdfView/Download The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual(35 MB)

TVRPD will be hiring lifeguards in March. If interested in applying, it is encouraged to take the class in March.

2023 Lifeguard Certification Classes

Ages: 15+
Session 1 Dates: Thursday, March 2 from 3:30-8:30 PM
Friday, March 3 from 3:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Session 2 Dates: Thursday, May 4 from 3:30-8:30 PM
Friday, May 5 from 3:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Day 1: District Office, 490 West D Street (directions)
Day 2 & 3: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost: $150 Lifeguard Certification Class
  Each participant should bring a lunch, change of clothes, bathing suit, and towel.

2023 Recertification Classes

Recertification Only Date: Sunday, March 5 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, May 7 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost: $100 Recertification Class
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