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


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