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Lifeguard Training Course

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get Trained. Get Certified. Get a Job!

National Pool & Waterpark Lifeguard Training Course, for ages 16+
This is a three-day course: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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 Lifeguard Training Course we use with our award winning Des Plaines Park District guards! (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 $25 after completion of the program.


16 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, Instructor

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Lifeguard Training Course Fees

A) New candidates: R/NR: $50 NOTE: Candidates needing certification for positions not with our park district pay an additional $25 for the course completion card.
B) Returning lifeguards: R/NR: $25

Class Dates & Times

Friday, April 21, 6:00–9:00p, Prairie Lakes (map & directions)
Saturday, April 22, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, April 23, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Codes: A) #567109-1 • B) #567109-2
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Friday, May 19, 6:00–9:00p, Prairie Lakes (map & directions)
Saturday, May 20, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Sunday, May 21, 9:00a–5:00p, Rosemont Pool
Codes: A) #567109-3 • B) #567109-4
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We also have Lifeguard Training Courses in June and July. Click here.

Lifeguard Training Course



April 21


Prairie Lakes



515 E. Thacker Street
Des Plaines, 60016
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