Lifeguard Training

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Become Part of the Team!

American Red Cross
Lifeguard Training Course

Upcoming Courses

Please contact The Rec Center for upcoming classes 

Contact
The Recreation Center
for more information!
979-297-4533

Aquatic Coordinator
Emerson Yellen
eyellen@lakejacksontx.gov

Assistant Aquatic Coordinator
Ashley Charles
acharles@lakejacksontx.gov

Assistant Aquatic Coordinator
Esther Solis
esolis@lakejacksontx.gov

Training Facility

The Recreation Center Natatorium

Times

For future class dates and times please contact:
Emerson Yellen, Aquatics Coordinator
Email: eyellen@lakejacksontx.gov
Call or Text:  979-285-7502

Age

Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of the class.

Fee

$145 per participant (Cost includes manual)

$110 per participant when 3 or more register together!

Other Requirements

Participants must pass a prerequisite swim test prior to registering for the course:

- Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl or breast stroke, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Goggles may be used for this swim.

- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

- Retrieve a 10 lb brick from a depth of at least 7 ft and swim 20 yards back to the wall and exit the pool within a time limit of 1 minute and 40 seconds.

COVID-19 Modifications

- Participants must bring a partner to practice skills on throughout the class.
(Partners may also register to participate, if desired)

- Social distancing will be required throughout the entire course. 

- Masks must be worn at all times while not in the water.

Upon Completion

After passing a written and skills test, participants will earn an American Red Cross certificate in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. These certificates are good for 2 years.

Applying as a Lake Jackson Lifeguard

Lake Jackson Lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age
the starting pay is $10.70/hr

Click HERE to apply