Des Plaines Park District

Lifeguard Training Course

American Red Cross Training Course, for ages 15+

Now hiring for summer—prepare for a challenging & rewarding job! This course includes water safety and rescue techniques, CPR, First Aid, AED certification, and oxygen support training and an online class. Internet access is required to complete the book and test portion of this course, prior to the class dates. Lifeguard training course

Lifeguard training courses in June at the Des Plaines Park District


Start the application process online. Click Here.

• 15 years of age or older by March 1.
• Tread water for 2 minute using only legs.
• Swim 200 yards continuously, using front crawl or breast stroke.
• Retrieve a 10 lb brick from a depth of 12 feet and swim to the side.

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

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

Monday, 6/6, 10:00a–4:00p
Tuesday, 6/7, 9:00a–4:00p
Wednesday 6/8, 10:00a–4:00p
Click here to register! A) #167109-1 B) #167109-2

Monday, 6/27, 10:00a–4:00p
Tuesday, 6/28, 10:00a–4:00p
Wednesday, 6/29, 10:00a–4:00p
Click here to register! A) #167109-3 B) #167109-4

Lifeguard training courses in June at the Des Plaines Park District

Lifeguard in-service training at Mystic Waters

Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711