Lifeguard Training Overview
|Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers junior lifeguard programs for youth ages 10-14 and lifeguard programs for ages 15 and up. Registration can be done online, over the phone, or in person.
Junior Lifeguard Program (Ages 10-14)
Saint Parks and Recreation offers a Junior Lifeguard program to educate youth on water safety and skills necessary to become a lifeguard. Participants will gain valuable first-hand experience, including how to enforce pool rules and regulations, how to scan the water for potential trouble, how to use safety equipment, how to follow emergency action plans, and how to operate and maintain the cleanliness of a pool. Junior Lifeguard classes are offered seasonally at Como Regional Park Pool, Great River Water Park, and Highland Park Aquatic Center.
Ellis and Associates International Lifeguard Training Program
The City of Saint Paul offers a fun and challenging approach to lifeguard training. The Ellis and Associates International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) is a state-of-the-art training that teaches lifeguard rescue skills, First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer, Emergency Oxygen Support, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and so much more. Those who complete the training have the potential of being hired as a City of Saint Paul lifeguard. Registration fee covers ILTP Completion Card, ILTP book and class time.
In order to register for the lifeguard training class, you must be 15 years old by the end of the class. All classes will be held at Oxford Community Center and Great River Water Park, which is located at 270 North Lexington Parkway, on the corner of Marshall Avenue and Lexington Parkway, one block south of I-94.
Please come prepared to class by bringing proof of age, swimming suit, towel, writing utensil and notebook. You may also need a lock to secure your valuables. Be prepared to swim the majority of every class. We look forward to seeing you on the first day of class. If you have any questions regarding the class, training, or employment, please call 651-642-0253 and speak with a supervisor.