Lifeguard Certification Courses

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Lodi Parks and Rec offers American Red Cross Professional Lifeguard Courses each year for ages 16+

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Apply online! Lodi Parks and Rec hires and trains lifeguards and swim instructors seasonally. Applicants need to be 16 years of age and have completed the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. 

Lifeguard Registration Now Open! 


Students will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard certificate upon successful completion of this class. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills through lecture, group discussion, video, and hands on practice to become a professional Lifeguard which includes water skills practice and training in CPR/AED and First Aid.


Blended Learning:  An online module is required prior to participating in the in-person class. This link provides you access to create an account and begin the online module. This module takes about 8 hours. Do NOT wait last minute to complete: Online Module Link

Class Requirements:

  1. Students must be at least 15 years old (show ID proof)
  2. Show proof of Blended Learning online completion
  3. Complete your waiver of liability form (see below)
  4. Students must be able to swim 300 yards (12 laps) of freestyle
  5. Students must be able to tread water without using their hands for at least 2 minutes.
  6. Students must be able to retrieve a 10 lb. brick from a depth of 7 feet.

 Location: Tokay High School (1111 W Century Blvd)

 A Legal Consent Waiver of Liability Form must be filled out by a participant or their parent/guardian (if a minor). This document will be emailed to registered participants.

 Lifeguard Courses

Activity #

Day

Time

Dates

Price

Registration Open

0609.230

MON-WED

9 AM-5 PM

Mar 14-16

$250

Dec 9

0609.231

MON-WED

9 AM-5 PM

Mar 21-23

$250

Dec 9

0609.232

FRI-SUN

FRI 3PM-7 PM

SAT & SUN 9 AM-5 PM

Apr 8-10

$250

Dec 9

0609.233

FRI-SUN

FRI 3PM-7 PM

SAT & SUN 9 AM-5 PM

Apr 29-May 1

$250

Dec 9


For more information or interest about Lifeguard Courses, please contact the Program Coordinator at tashbaugh@lodi.gov