Jr Lifeguard Program (Ages 11-15)

This American Red Cross Program teaches basic rescue skills, first aid, CPR and water safety. 

  • Dates: TBA
  • Times: TBA
  • Fees: TBA


Lifeguard Training Class (Ages 15+)

Upon sussessful completion of this course, participants will receive American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration and Title 22 (First Aid for Public Safety Personnel).

  • Dates: TTBA
  • Times: TBA
  • Fees: TBA

Please note that class prerequisites include being able to swim 300 yards non-stop (front crawl and breaststroke), being able to retrieve a 10lb weight from deep water and then swim 20 yards with the weight using only your legs. 


Water Safety Instructor Certification (Ages 16+)

This class is for participants who would like to become a Certified Water Safety Instructor. We will combine in depth online learning with detailed class instruction, demonstration and practice.

  • Dates: Dates and time vary. See below
    • Saturday, April 8 from 11:30am-5:30pm
    • Friday, April 14 from 3:30pm-7:30pm
    • Saturday, April 15 from 9:00am-5:30pm
    • Friday, April 21 from 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • Fees: Santa Monica Residents $126 | Non-Residents $158 | Materiel Fee $35

Please note that class prerequisites include being able to complete 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary back stroke, sidestroke, 15 yards butterfly, maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water and tread water for 1 minute. Check out the Water Safety Instructor Course flyer here.