Lifeguard Certification Courses

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Lodi Parks and Rec offers American Red Cross Professional Lifeguard Courses each year for ages 16+

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Lodi Parks and Rec hires and trains lifeguards and swim instructors seasonally. Applicants need to be 16 years of age and have completed the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.

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Students will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard certificate upon successful completion of this class. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills through lecture, group discussion, video, and hands on practice to become a professional Lifeguard which includes water skills practice and training in CPR/AED and First Aid.

Blended Learning:  An online module is required prior to participating in the in-person class. This link provides you access to create an account and begin the online module. This module takes about 8 hours. Do NOT wait last minute to complete: Online Module Link

 Location: Tokay High School (1111 W Century Blvd)

 A Legal Consent Waiver of Liability Form must be filled out by a participant or their parent/guardian (if a minor). This document will be emailed to registered participants.

 Lifeguard Courses

Activity #Day/TimeDatesPrice


Sat 9am-5pm

Sun 9am-5pm

Mon 9am-2pm

June 4-6


Lifeguard Course

We offer lifeguard courses for the American Red Cross Professional Lifeguard. This course is designed to teach basic lifesaving and water safety skills required for pool supervision.  At the end of this course, each participant who passes the written and practical exams will be presented with a certificate in: Lifeguarding/First-Aid, AED, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. 100% Attendance is required for successful course completion.


The offered courses are blended learning, which requires 8 hours of online assignments prior to the in-class sessions. Please make sure to enroll early so you have time to complete these online modules.



Course participants must be at least 15 years old, and be able to swim 300 yards of freestyle, tread water for 2 minutes, and retrieve a 10lb brick in 7 feet of water.

For more information or interest about Lifeguard Courses, please contact the Program Manager at 209-269-4873 or email