Des Plaines Park District

Lifeguard Training

Pool & Waterpark
Lifeguard Training Course

For ages 15+

Prepare for a job that is both challenging and rewarding!

This comprehensive course includes water safety and rescue techniques, CPR, First Aid, AED certification, 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.
Questions? Contact the Aquatic Manager Matt.Hartnett@DPParks.org
Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center Map and Directions
847-390-4949

Prerequisites

• 15 years of age or older by June 1, 2021
• Tread water for 1 minute using only your legs.
• Swim 100 yards continuously, using front crawl or breast stroke.
• Retrieve a 10lb brick from a depth of 7 feet and swim to the side. NOTE: Subsequent training, in an outdoor pool, will require retrieving a 10lb brick from a depth of 12 feet and swimming to the side.

Lifeguard Classes

All training sessions are held at the Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center, in the Party Room and Lap Pool (LP).
Internet access is required to complete the book and test portion of this course prior to the class.

Lifeguard class fees

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

December 2020
Friday, 12/18, 6:00–9:00p
Saturday, 12/19, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Sunday,12/20, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Registrations Codes: A) #367109-1 • B) #367109-2   Register online

January 2021
Friday, 1/22, 6:00–9:00
Saturday, 1/23 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Sunday, 1/24, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Registration Codes: A) #467109-1 • B) #467109-2  Register online

February 2021
Friday, 2/19, 6:00–9:00p
Saturday, 2/20, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Sunday, 2/21, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #467109-3 • B) #467109-4  Register online

March 2021
Friday, 3/19, 6:00–9:00p
Saturday, 3/20, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Sunday, 3/21, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #467109-5 • B) #467109-6   Register online

March 2021
Monday, 3/29, 4:00–9:00p
Tuesday, 3/30, 4:00–9:00p (LP)
Wednesday, 3/31, 4:00–9:00p (LP)
Wednesday, 4/1, 4:00–9:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #467109-7 • B) #467109-8   Register online

April 2021
Monday, 4/12, 4:00–9:00p
Tuesday, 4/13, 4:00–9:00p (LP)
Wednesday, 4/14, 4:00–9:00p (LP)
Wednesday, 4/15, 4:00–9:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #567109-1 • B) #567109-2   Register online

April 2021
Friday, 4/23, 6:00–9:00p
Saturday, 4/24, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Sunday, 4/25, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #567109-3 • B) #567109-4   Register online

May 2021
Friday, 5/7, 6:00–9:00p
Saturday, 5/8, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Sunday, 5/9, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #567109-5 • B) #567109-6   Register online

May 2021
Friday, 5/21, 6:00–9:00p
Saturday, 5/22, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Sunday, 5/23, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #567109-7 • B) #467109-8   Register online

June 2021
Wednesday, 6/2, 10:00a–5:00p
Thursday, 6/3, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Friday, 6/4, 10:00a–3:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #167109-1 • B) #167109-2   Register online

June 2021
Monday, 6/21, 10:00a–5:00p
Tuesday, 6/22, 9:00a–5:00p (LP)
Wednesday, 6/23, 10:00a–3:00p (LP)
Codes: A) #167109-3 • B) #167109-4   Register online

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