Training

Lifeguard Training

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, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
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
Register online or contact us for more information at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 559-7011

There are currently no classes being offered, please check back later for Fall classes.

Lifeguard TrainingPhoto by Evan Clark

Junior Guard ProgramPhoto by Stephen Dunkle

Junior Lifeguard Program

Our 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, CPR and Water Safety Instructor Aide. This is an intensive program with a focus on aquatic safety, prevention of accidents, communication, team building, and customer service.

Junior Lifeguard is currently over, but will be offered again next spring and summer!

Babysitter's Training - Babysitting Basics

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training is a 6-hour interactive class for youth ages 11 to 14, in which participants learn by doing.  The course teaches how to:

  •     Interview for a babysitting job
  •     Choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games
  •     Carry out basic care such as feeding, changing and holding
  •     Perform basic first aid
  •     Ensure a safe babysitting experience, and more.

Upon successful course completion participants will receive an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training certificate.  If you have a Scout troop or group of 5 or more interested participants and would like to arrange a class please contact the Aquatics Staff.

Next class will be held Saturday November 9, 2019 from 9am-1:30pm. Please register online with Activity Code 33502-00


Babysitting ClassPhoto by Stephen Dunkle