Des Plaines Park District

Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguard training at Mystic Waters

National Pool & Waterpark Lifeguard Training Course

Ages 15+

Get ready for summer by preparing for a job that is both challenging and rewarding! At the completion of this course, successful lifeguard candidates are eligible to be fully licensed through the popular Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc. Program. This is the nationally-recognized program used to train our award-winning park district staff. (Visit www.jellis.com). Course includes water safety and rescue techniques, CPR, First Aid, AED certification, and oxygen support training. Internet access is required to complete the book and test portion of this course prior to the class dates.
Please note: Completion of this class does not guaranteed employment with the DPPD.

For more information about becoming a lifeguard, call Aquatics Manager Matt Hartnett: 847-391-5700, or email Matt.Hartnett@DPParks.org

Prerequisites

• 15 years of age or older by June 1, 2018
• Tread water for 1 minute using legs only.
• Swim 100 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

Lifeguard Class Dates, 2017-2018

December 27–29
Wednesday, 2:00–5:00p 12/27, at Prairie Lakes Community Center   Map and directions
Thursday, 9:00a–5:00p 12/28, at Prairie Lakes Community Center
Friday, 9:00a–5:00p 12/29, at Rosemont Pool Map and directions
Registration codes:
A) #367109-1  Register online now
B) #367109-2  Register online now

January 19–21
Friday, 6:00–9:00p 1/19, at Prairie Lakes Community Center   Map and directions
Saturday, 9:00a–5:00p 1/20, at Prairie Lakes Community Center
Sunday, 9:00a–5:00p 1/21, at Rosemont Pool   Map and directions
Registration codes:
A) #467109-1  Register online now
B) #467109-2  Register online now

February 16–18
Friday, 6:00–9:00 2/16, at Prairie Lakes Community Center   Map and directions
Saturday, 9:00a–5:00p 2/17, at Prairie Lakes Community Center
Sunday, 9:00a–5:00p 2/18, at Rosemont Pool   Map and directions
Registration codes:
A) #467109-3  Register online now
B) #467109-4  Register online now

March 23–25
Friday, 6:00–9:00p 3/23, at Prairie Lakes Community Center   Map and directions
Saturday, 9:00a–5:00p 3/24, at Prairie Lakes Community Center
Sunday, 9:00a–5:00p 3/25, at Rosemont Pool   Map and directions
Registration codes:
A) #467109-5  Register online now
B) #467109-6  Register online now

April 20–22
Friday, April 20, 6:00–9:00p, at Prairie Lakes Community Center   Map and directions
Saturday, April 21, 9:00a–5:00p, at Rosemont Pool   Map and directions
Sunday, April 22, 9:00a–5:00p, at Rosemont Pool
Registration codes:
A) #567109-1  Register online now
B) #567109-2  Register online now

May 18–20
Friday, May 18, 6:00–9:00p, at Prairie Lakes Community Center   Map and directions
Saturday, May 19, 9:00a–5:00p, at Rosemont Pool   Map and directions
Sunday, May 20, 9:00a–5:00p, at Rosemont Pool
Registration codes:
A) #567109-3  Register online now
B) #567109-4  Register online now

June 4–6
Monday, June 4, 10:00a–4:00p, in the Leisure Center Boardroom    Map and directions
Tuesday, June 5, 10:00a–6:00p, at Iroquois Pool   Map and directions
Wednesday, June 6, 10:00a–6:00p, at Iroquois Pool
Registration codes:
A) #167109-1  Register online now
B) #167107-2  Register online now

June 25–27
Monday, June 25, 10:00a–4:00p, in the Leisure Center Boardroom   Map and directions
Tuesday, June 26, 10:00a–6:00p, at Iroquois Pool   Map and directions
Wednesday, June 27, 10:00a–6:00p, at Iroquois Pool
Registration codes:
A) #167109-3  Register online now
B) #167109-4  Register online now