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Lifeguard Training and St. Louis Lifeguard Job Opportunities

This course teaches American Red Cross waterpark lifeguarding skills and how to respond and prevent emergency situations. Certification includes: Waterpark Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. Saturday and Sunday’s classes will include a break for lunch. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. *Participants must provide a valid e-mail address and will receive their certification in 7 - 10 business days. The Lodge does not keep copies of certifications. If you require a duplicate copy, please contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit

*The Lodge is an American Red Cross Authorized Provider for training courses. All courses are Pass/Fail and no exceptions can be made. If a participant does not pass the pre-requisite course requirements, a full refund will be issued. If a participant continues in the course beyond the pre-requisite and does not pass, no refund will be issued.*

Pre-requisite Course Requirements: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. 
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. 
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. 
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


Ages: 15+
Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
Location: Indoor Aquatic Center
Cost: $220/Member; $231/Resident; $264/Non-Resident

Lodge Lifeguard Employment Opportunities

September 9, 10 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
September 12, 13, 14 (5 – 9 p.m.)

October 7, 8 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
October 10, 11, 12 (5 – 9 p.m.)

December 2, 3 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
December 5, 6, 7 (5 – 9 p.m.)

Lifeguard Training