Lifeguard Training


Candidates must pass a 300-yard swim test; 2 minutes tread and timed brick retrievals, and provide proof of age to qualify for the class. All courses will be conducted through the Blended Learning program that combines and online (eLearning) content and on-site sessions to ensure that the necessary content is delivered. Participants will receive a link via email and must complete all of the online content 48 hours prior to the first in person session. 

Candidates must successfully complete the pre-course in order to register for class. Participants learn how to prevent and eliminate injury, rescue techniques, facility policies and procedures, how to enforce facility rules and regulations, and educate the public. Upon successful completion of the course; participants receive certification in lifeguarding, cardiopulmonary resuscitation professional rescuer (CPR-AED) and first aid. 

Participants must be 15 years of age by the end of the class. We conduct ongoing training and job placement. In addition, we also offer a Lifeguard Management course.

Program Details

  • Ages: Must be 15 years of age and older
  • Fees:
    • $265 Resident
    • $280 Non Resident
  • Additional fees for materials

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

This course is designed to train individuals interested in teaching swimming using the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" Program. Participants must be able to swim laps continuously using the breaststroke, crawl, sidestroke and 16 yards of butterfly at the end of the course. 

Please contact the Aquatics Department at 914-989-3645 for additional information.