Training

Lifeguard Training

Ages 15+ years

Participants will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. Certification includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

Pre-requisites: 15 years of age by last day of class. 300 yard swim non-stop demonstrating Freestyle and Breaststroke. Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes. Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10lb brick from 7 feet of water, swim back, place brick on deck and climb out of pool without using stairs within 1 minutes and 40 seconds.
An online pre-course must be completed before the first day of class.

Currently, Lifeguarding Classes are only available to participants that are being hired as a Lifeguard for the City of El Cerrito Recreation Department. Information on hiring and the process will be available in March of 2022.

Lifeguard Recertification

Ages 16+ years
$126 Resident / $160 Non-Resident

Get recertified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Administering Emergency Oxygen. 

Pre-requisites: Must have current Lifeguarding Certification (please bring with you to the first day of class). 300 yard swim non-stop demonstrating Freestyle and Breaststroke. Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes. Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10lb brick from 7 feet of water, swim back, place brick on deck and climb out of pool without using stairs within 1 minutes and 40 seconds.

Register online at www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg or contact us for more information at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 559-7011 

Lifeguard Recertification Class

Date Days Time Activity
4/16/22 Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm 143504-01
4/30/22 Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm 143504-02

Junior Guard ProgramPhoto by Stephen Dunkle

Junior Lifeguard Program

The Junior Lifeguard Program is designed for youth ages 11 to 14 who love the water and hope to eventually become a certified lifeguard. Junior Lifeguard participants will receive training and certification in American Red Cross Guard Start, First Aid, and CPR/AED. This is an intensive program with a focus on aquatic safety, prevention of accidents, communication, team building, and customer service.

Prerequisites: Swim 200 yards in deep water in freestyle and breaststroke, tread water for two minutes.

Register online or contact us for more information at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 559-7011

Junior Lifeguard Training

Date Days Time Activity
2/22/22-2/25/22 Tue-Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm 133506-01