Certification Classes - Appleton Parks and Recreation

Lifeguard Training

Become a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard for Appleton Parks & Recreation!

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, it all starts with the training! You will learn the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies as well as provide care for different medical emergencies, illnesses, and injuries until EMS personnel arrives.  


Prerequisites: Be 15 years of age on or before the last day of the class, swim 300 yards (12 lengths of the pool) without stopping, tread water for 2 minutes with only using your legs, retrieve a submerged, 10 lb. object from 7-10 feet of water and return to starting point in 1:40 seconds.

Once you successfully compete the course you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/ CPR/ AED, valid for 2 years.

Two ways to learn! All in-person traditional classes or blended of online and in-person classes.

AGE: Must be at least 15 years old by the last date of the class
LOCATION: Appleton West High School, 610 N. Badger Ave.
FEE: $75 residents/$100 non-residents

This course is fully in-person and instructor led training and assessment

DAYS: Saturdays & Sundays
DATES: March 18 & 19, March 25 & 26
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
CLASS #: 136205-S1


This course requires 8-10 hours of independent, online coursework before the in-person, instructor led training and assessment.  

DAYS: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
DATES: April 14, 15, & 16
TIME: Friday 4:30 – 8:30 p.m./ Sat.  & Sun. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CLASS #: 236205-SF1


For additional questions, please contact Krystal at 920-832-3926 or [email protected]

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