Safety Training Courses


The City of Burlington is providing free Lifeguard Training for those  interested in becoming a Lifeguard for the City. Prospective applicants must be 16 years or up .

Here's how:

1. Apply for the Part-Time Lifeguard position here. Class space is limited. Don't delay!

2.Successfully interview and demonstrate the Lifeguard Training Pre-Course skills (described in course description below).

3.Commit to working 200 hours (with pay) as a lifeguard for the City.

4. Pass background check, drug and health screen.

5. 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.

6. Become a Lifeguard for the Cityof 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


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 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