Become a Lifeguard

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training makes learning fun and easy. Through classroom learning, online learning, and hands-on practice you’ll learn:

  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries
  • Rescue skills – in the water and on land
  • First aid training and professional rescuer CPR to help you prepare for an emergency
  • Professional lifeguard skills like interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons

Participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, retrieve a 10lb. brick from the bottom of the deep end of the pool, and tread water for 2 minutes. All participants must reach the age of 15 no later than March 12 . Skills will be tested at the beginning of the class. Those who cannot pass the prerequisites will not be allowed to take the class. All online portions of the class must be completed before the first day of class.

Register at the Parks and Recreation Office located at 1002 N Music St. or online by March 4.
An online component will be required for this course. Please register early to complete the online section before the class begins.

Dates:       March 7-11, 2021 (March 12 if needed)
Times:       9AM- 3PM Monday- Thursday at the Sherman Parks and Recreation office (1 hour lunch break)
                 1-5PM Sunday at Waterloo
                 5-10PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Waterloo
                 5-7PM Tuesday and Thursday at Waterloo
Cost:         $100
Deadline to register is March 4, 2021