Safety Training Courses

FREE LIFEGUARD TRAINING!

 FREE LIFEGUARD TRAINING available FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LIFEGUARD FOR THE CITY. MUST BE 16 YEARS OR UP .

  • Apply for the Part-Time Lifeguard position
  • Successfully interview and demonstrate the Lifeguard Training Pre-Course skills (described in course description below).
  • Commit to working 200 hours (with pay) as a lifeguard for the City.
  • Pass background check, drug and health screen.
  • You will then be enrolled in a Lifeguard Training class (see available sessions below). Must attend all class dates and times and successfully complete course to be eligible for hire.
  • Become a Lifeguard for the City of Burlington!

Lifeguard Training

Through classroom group discussion and land and water skill practice, participants learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED and other lifesaving techniques needed to become a professional lifeguard. Upon successful completion of the course, participant will receive American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification (valid 2 years).

Fee: $200 or FREE! (see above)

Location: Maynard Aquatic Center

Prerequisites: 

Must be 15 years old on or before the last day of class.

Successfully complete the Pre-Course Skills Test on the first day of class (see below).

Pre-Course Skills Test

Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.

Tread water for 2 minutes using  only the legs.

Complete a timed event: 20-yard swim using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick and swim 20 yards back to starting point. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Must be completed in 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Be a lifeguard

Lifeguard Training sessions

(All spaces currently reserved for prospective lifeguards for the City. Enrollment will be opened to others if space allows. Email anicholson@burlingtonnc.gov to be added to the waiting list.)
Session Dates Days and Times
Cancelled April 25 - 26 and May 2 - 3 Sat 8 AM -6 PM, Sun 12 - 6 PM
  TBA