Lifeguard Training

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Become Part of the Team!

American Red Cross
Lifeguard Training Course

Upcoming Courses

*December 28 - 30
January 25 - 28
*March 9 - 11
May 2 - 5
May 16 - 19
June 6 - 9

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


Saturday - Tuesday
participants MUST attend ALL sessions of the course:

Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm (Hour Lunch)
Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

*HOLIDAY COURSES are daily 8am - 5pm (hour lunch)


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


$145 per participant (Cost includes manual)

$110 per participant when 3 or more register together!

Registration Deadline

5:00 pm on Friday prior to the course start date

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.

Upon Completion

After passing a written and skills test, participants will earn a certificate in Lifeguarding and First Aid as well as a certificate in Professional Rescuer CPR and 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 $10.50/hr

Click HERE to apply