Lifeguard Training/Certification & Instructor Courses

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is a proud provider of Red Cross Training.

  1. Lifeguard Training
  2. Lifeguard Training Review
  3. Prerequisites & Certification

Learn how to save a life and become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard! After successful completion, the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Title 22. Bring swimsuit, towel, lifeguard book (receive in class), resuscitation mask (receive in class) and lunch each day. This class consists of approximately 7 hours of online learning, which must be completed before the first class meeting. Link for online learning is in the Activity Notes section of your registration receipt. Students will receive more information via email approximately 1 week before first class meeting.

To Register: Click on "Register" button to be taken to our registration system.
Registration Deadline: In general, registration closes at noon the business date before the first class meeting.  Check the class details in our registration system to confirm when registration closes.
Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Age: Students must be 15 years old by the last day of class
Fee: $270/$250 (Dist. Res.)
Location: PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Winter/Spring 2024 Classes
8715.503 | 3/9-3/23 | Sa/Su | 9:00 am-5:30 pm
8715.504 | 4/1-4/5 | M-F | 9:00 am-5:30 pm
8715.505 | 4/13-4/28 | Sa/Su | 9:00 am-5:30 pm
No class 4/27

Attendance is required at all class dates/times; make-ups are not allowed.

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So, You Think You Want To Be a Lifeguard?

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard and want to improve your swimming skills, this is the class for you! Sessions allow participants to practice their swimming skills in order to pass the lifeguard training pre-requisites. Sign up for one or multiple dates!

Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Age: 15 years and older
Fee: Free!
Location: PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane

11/4-3/30         Sat      9:00-10:00am
No class 11/25, 12/23



  1. Lifeguard Instructor Course
  2. Water Safety Instructor™ Course
  3. Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review

This course trains instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Students must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate, successfully pass the prerequisite skills on the first day, and successfully complete the Online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course in the American Red Cross Learning Center between the prerequisite skills session and next class (details will be given after registering). Attendance is required at all classes, in addition to assigned homework.

Instructor: Korey Riley
Age: Students must be 17 years old by the last day of class
Fee: $270/$250 (Dist. Res.)
Location: PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane

No classes currently scheduled.  To be notified of future Lifeguard Instructor classes, please contact us

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