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Lifeguard Training Class

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get Trained. Get Certified. Get a Job!

National Pool & Waterpark Lifeguard Training Course, for ages 15+

Get ready for summer by preparing for a job that is challenging, rewarding, and offers the chance to advance! At the completion of this course, successful lifeguard candidates are eligible to be fully licensed through the nationally recognized Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc. program.

• This is the program we use to train our award winning Des Plaines Park District lifeguards! (Visit
• Course includes water safety and rescue techniques, CPR, first aid, AED certification, and oxygen support training.
• Internet access is required in order to complete the book and test portion of this course prior to the class dates.
• Completion of this class does not guarantee employment with the Des Plaines Park District.
• Successful candidates who require a certificate of completion for employment at another agency will be charged an additional $50 after completion of the program.


15 years of age or older before the course begins.
Tread water for 1 minute using legs only.
Swim 100 yards continuously (using front crawl or breast stroke), and retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 12 feet and swim to the side.

Min/Max per class: 6/15
DPPD Staff, Instructors

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Lifeguard class fees

A) New candidates: R/NR: $50
B) Returning lifeguards: R/NR: $25

Class Dates & Times

Tuesday, 2:00–5:00p 12/27

Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room
Wednesday, 9:00a–5:00p 12/28
Thursday, 9:00a–5:00p 12/29
Rosemont Pool
Codes: A) #367109-1 • B) #367109-2
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Friday, January 27, 6:00–9:00p, Prairie Lakes (map & directions)
Saturday, January 28, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, January 29, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Codes: A) #467109-1 • B) #467109-2
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Friday, February 17, 6:00–9:00, Prairie Lakes (map & directions)
Saturday, February 18, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, February 19, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Codes: A) #467109-3 • B) #467109-4
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Friday, March 24, 6:00–9:00p, Prairie Lakes (map & directions)
Saturday, March 25, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, March 26, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Codes: A) #467109-5 • B) #467109-6
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6101 Ruby Street
Rosemont, IL United States
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