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.

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 2021

  • Session 1: April 5 - 8

Monday – Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Session 2: April 12 - 15

Monday – Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Course Fees

  • $25.00 Non-refundable deposit due upon registration
    $200.00 Payment due upon completion of the first class

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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

Phone: 909-558-4975