Lifeguard Training

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.
Como Park Pool: 651-489-0378
Highland Aquatic Center: 651-695-3773
Great River Water Park: 651-642-0650

Register for Lifeguard Training

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.


Saint Paul Lifeguard Training Program

The City of Saint Paul offers a fun and challenging approach to lifeguard training. The Red Cross lifeguard training program is a state-of-the-art training that teaches lifeguard rescue skills, First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), 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.

Already a trained lifeguard? GREAT! We are always looking for new guards and instructors, and we hire year-round! Regardless of what type of lifeguard certification you have, you could begin working for the City of Saint Paul in just a couple short weeks. To join the team call Great River Water Park at 651-642-0253 and speak with a supervisor.

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.