Training

Junior Guard ProgramPhoto by Stephen Dunkle

Junior Lifeguard Program

The 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, and CPR/AED. This is an intensive program with a focus on aquatic safety, prevention of accidents, communication, team building, and customer service.

Prerequisites: Swim 200 yards in deep water in freestyle and breaststroke, tread water for two minutes.

Register online or contact us for more information at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 559-7011

Junior Lifeguard Training

Date Days Time Activity
2/22/22-2/25/22 Tue-Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm 133506-01

Lifeguard Training

Ages 15+ years

Participants will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. Certification includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

Pre-requisites: 15 years of age by last day of class. 300 yard swim non-stop demonstrating Freestyle and Breaststroke. Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes. Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10lb brick from 7 feet of water, swim back, place brick on deck and climb out of pool without using stairs within 1 minutes and 40 seconds.
An online pre-course must be completed before the first day of class.

Currently, Lifeguarding Classes are only available to participants that are being hired as a Lifeguard for the City of El Cerrito Recreation Department. Information on hiring and the process will be available in March of 2022.

Lifeguard Recertification

Ages 16+ years
$126 Resident / $160 Non-Resident

Get recertified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Administering Emergency Oxygen. 

Pre-requisites: Must have current Lifeguarding Certification (please bring with you to the first day of class). 300 yard swim non-stop demonstrating Freestyle and Breaststroke. Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes. Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10lb brick from 7 feet of water, swim back, place brick on deck and climb out of pool without using stairs within 1 minutes and 40 seconds.

Register online at www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg or contact us for more information at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 559-7011 

Lifeguard Recertification Class

Date Days Time Activity
4/16/22 Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm 143504-01
4/30/22 Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm 143504-02