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Lifeguard Training Courses

Start preparing for one of the best jobs in Livermore and become a Lifeguard.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course provides young adults ages 15 and older the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.  Attendance at all class meetings is required to receive certifications. Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the course. Course fees include books and materials.

Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguard Training course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding with Bundle 5 ( Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Asthma Inhaler Training, Epinephrine Autoinjector, and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22)) valid for two years.

May contain: adult, female, person, woman, clothing, hat, accessories, glasses, male, man, water, people, shorts, and helmet

Lifeguard Training Class Prerequisites

Participants are required to pass the prerequisite on the first class meeting date to continue with the course:

  • Swim 300-yards continuously using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both (swimming on your back is not permitted, and you may use swim goggles)
  • Tread water with your legs only, and your head must remain above the water for two (2) minutes without support and without stopping
  • Complete a timed test by swimming out 20 yards from the designated starting point, retrieve a 10 lb. brick from 7-10 feet of water, and return it to the designated starting point within the time given and exit the pool without using the stairs or ladder
    • Both hands must be on the brick at all times, and your face must be out of the water when swimming back to the designated starting point)


Our 2024 Lifeguard Training classes are now available for registration! We have classes in March, April, and May.