Receive Training as a Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor

Don't miss out on the opportunity to prepare yourself for great summer job as a lifeguard or water safety instructor (WSI). Upon successful completion of our lifeguard training course, participants will be certified in lifeguard training, CPR for the professional rescuer, First Aid, and AED.

For more information on current class dates and times, contact the Drayson Center Membership Office at 909-558-4975.

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Lifeguard Training

All participants must be at least 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled day session of each course. All classes are mandatory.

Lifeguard Training Prerequisites

All participants must be able to:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously, using freestyle and breast stroke.
  • Tread water for two minutes without the use of your hands.
  • Starting in the water, complete all of the following steps in 1 minute 40 seconds or less:
    • Swim using freestyle or breast stroke.
    • Surface-dive 10 feet.
    • Retrieve a 10-pound object and return to the surface.
    • Swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the 10-pound object.
    • Exit the water without the use of a ladder or steps.

Course Dates 2024

Monday – Thursday: 3:30–9:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: March 4-7
  • Session 2: March 11-14
  • Session 3: March 18-21
  • Session 4: March 25-28

Course Fees

  • $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
  • $200 payment due upon completion of the first class.
  • 15 participants per session.

NOTE: If the course shows that registration is full, please join our wait list. We frequently have individuals drop out for one reason or another.

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Lifeguard Recertification

If you have a current lifeguard certification but would like to renew it, we offer lifeguard recertification courses at a discounted rate. This is a one-day refresher course and, upon completion, you'll receive a renewed American Red Cross lifeguard certification. Current certification is required.

For recertification options, contact the Aquatics Department at 909-558-4975, ext. 82262.