Lifeguard Certification Courses

Lodi Parks and Rec offers American Red Cross Professional Lifeguard Courses each year for ages 16+

Scholarships available!  Learn more about the Brian Stocker Scholarship here.


Job Opportunities

Apply online! Lodi Parks and Rec hires and trains lifeguards and swim instructors seasonally. Applicants need to be 16 years of age and have completed the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. 

Lifeguard Register Here

Fall 2021 Shallow Water Lifeguard Course:

 

Scholarships available!  Learn more about the Brian Stocker Scholarship here.

 

Shallow Water Lifeguarding Course

This class provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Participants must be at least 16 years of age to enroll. There is an opportunity for employment after completion of the course. City of Lodi PRSC Aquatics is actively hiring lifeguards.

 

Dates/Locations:

Enze Pool at Blakely Park (1050 S. Stockton St)

8/23, Monday from 3pm-7pm

8/24, Tuesday from 3pm-7pm

8/25, Wednesday from 3pm-7pm

8/26, Thursday from 3pm-7pm

 

Mandatory Online Modules: 

Professional Lifeguard Blended Learning Link

When enrolled, participants are required to complete the online blended learning portion of the course prior to attending the in-person class. The blended learning portion takes about 8 hours to complete, so please be sure to give yourself enough time. Participants must print or take a picture of their completion report and present to the instructor on the first day of class. Those who fail to finish will not pass the class.

 

Swim Requirements:

Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.


Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

For more information or interest about Lifeguard Courses, please contact the Program Coordinator at tashbaugh@lodi.gov