Lifeguard, Jr Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, SCUBA & Babysitting Training
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. See our summer day camp brochure for dates and times.
Participants will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. Recognition and prevention of injuries, first aid, and CPR will also be taught. Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive American Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Please contact the Aquatics Department for current dates & times (510) 559-7008 or email the Aquatics Coordinator.
Prerequisites: 15 years of age before the last day of class, swim continuously 300 yards using crawl stroke and breast stroke, swim 20 yards dive 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10 lb. brick in 1 minute 40 seconds. Skills will be tested at the first class meeting. Please contact the Aquatics Department for current dates & times (510) 559-7008 or email the Aquatics Coordinator.
Water Safety Instructor
Prepare yourself for a great job, learn how to be an effective swimming teacher, improve your own swimming skills and work with kids!
Prerequisites: Please review the flyer for all the prerequisites.
This one-month training certification program will open the door to fascinating underwater adventures, teaching you safe SCUBA diving techniques as well as preparing you for your recreational dive trips.
Prerequisites: Students must pass a basic swimming test to be admitted into this program. For details please contact the instructor, Mauri Munoz at
Babysitter’s Training – Babysitting Basics
Ages 11 – 14
American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training is a 6-hour interactive class led by an instructor, 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.