Get Trained and Certified as a Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor

Prepare yourself to be a lifeguard or water safety instructor with our experienced and knowledgeable instructors. We offer lifeguard training, junior lifeguard training and water safety instructor (WSI) courses with limited class sizes to give you focused attention.

For more information on current class dates and times contact the Drayson Center Membership Office at 909-558-4275.

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Lifeguard Training

Upon successful completion of our lifeguard training course, participants will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED. All participants must be at least 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course.

Class size is limited to 15 students per session.

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 and 40 seconds or less:
    • Swim using freestyle or breast stroke
    • Surface-dive 10 feet
    • Retrieve a 10 lb object
    • Return to the surface
    • Swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the 10 lb object
    • Exit the water without the use of a ladder or steps

Course Dates

  • TBD

Course Fees

  • TBD

 

 

Lifeguard Recertification

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

Recertification: $60

Students must contact Michael Rister, Aquatics Manager, to make an appointment

Email: mrister@llu.edu
Phone: 909-558-4975

 

Junior Lifeguard Training (Ages 10-14)

This program introduces participants to the skills and techniques used by lifeguards. You will also be able to shadow our Drayson Center lifeguards during Open Swim hours to fully experience lifeguard duties. Class size is limited to ten students per session.

Prerequisites

All participants must be able to:

  • Swim front crawl for 25 yards
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards
  • Starting in the water, complete all of the following steps in 1 minute or less:
    • Tread water for one minute using arms and legs
    • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water

Course Fees

  • TBD

 

 

 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training

Are you interested in teaching swim lessons? Our Water Safety Instructor Certification course will provide you with the materials, experience and knowledge necessary to conduct swim lessons or water presentations for all ages.

Space is limited to 15 participants per session. Participants must be 16 years of age or older on or before the final scheduled session of the course.

Pre-requisites

All participants must be able to:

  • 25 yards each:
    • Front crawl (freestyle)
    • Back crawl (back stroke)
    • Breast stroke
    • Elementary backstroke
    • Side stroke
  • 15 yards of butterfly
  • 1-minute of back float
  • 1-minute of treading water

Course Dates

Session 1:

  • TBD

Session 2:​

  • TBD

Course Fees

All classes are mandatory

  • TBD

Register Online

For more information on current class dates and times, please view the Aquatics Recreation Guide, or contact the Drayson Center Membership Office at 909-558-4275.