Lifeguard Training

Become a American 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.

ALREADY CERTIFIED?  Apply to join the APRD team NOW!

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! In-person traditional classes or blend 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: $100 residents/$125 non-residents

DAYS: Saturdays and Sundays
DATES: March 9,10, 16, & 17
TIMES: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

DAYS: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
DATES: April 12, 13, and 14
TIMES: Friday 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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

Lifeguard Readiness Class

This new class will help those interested in becoming a lifeguard gain skills and knowledge preparing them for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding class. Lifeguard Readiness will cover prerequisites and basic lifeguarding skills in and out of the water. Students must have passed Appleton Parks and Recreation Level 4a swim lessons or be at least 13 years old with the ability to swim front crawl and breaststroke. This is NOT a lifeguard certification class.

AGES:  13+ or passed Level 4a or higher
DAYS:   Tuesdays and Thursdays
July 16 – July 18 (No classes July 2 & 4)
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
FEE: $45/resident, $70/non-resident
CLASS #:  331170-01


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