Lifeguard Training

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Become Part of the Team!

American Red Cross
Lifeguard Training Course

Upcoming Courses

Please contact The Rec Center for upcoming classes 

The Recreation Center
for more information!

Aquatic Coordinator
Emerson Yellen

Assistant Aquatic Coordinator
Ashley Charles

Assistant Aquatic Coordinator
Esther Solis

Training Facility

The Recreation Center Natatorium


For future class dates and times please contact:
Emerson Yellen, Aquatics Coordinator
Call or Text:  979-285-7502


Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of the class.


$145 per participant (Cost includes manual)

$120 per participant when 3 or more register together!

Other Requirements

Participants must pass a prerequisite swim test prior to registering for the course:

- Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl or breast stroke, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Goggles may be used for this swim.

- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

- Retrieve a 10 lb brick from a depth of at least 7 ft and swim 20 yards back to the wall and exit the pool within a time limit of 1 minute and 40 seconds.

COVID-19 Modifications

- Participants must bring a partner to practice skills on throughout the class.
(Partners may also register to participate, if desired)

- Social distancing will be required throughout the entire course. 

- Masks must be worn at all times while not in the water.

Upon Completion

After passing a written and skills test, participants will earn an American Red Cross certificate in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. These certificates are good for 2 years.

Applying as a Lake Jackson Lifeguard

Lake Jackson Lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age
the starting pay is $10.70/hr

Click HERE to apply