Lifeguard Training

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 American Red Cross 

The San Clemente Aquatics Center upholds the standards set forth by the American Red Cross for both lifeguard certifications and swim lesson instruction.

Guard in Training


The program provides continuing education in water safety, hazards in an aquatic environment, and basic water rescue skills.  Mandatory swim test on the first day.  Participants must be able to complete 100 yards swimming (freestyle/front crawl), 10 yards underwater swim, and tread water for 1 minute.This course is offered in the Spring and Summer seasons only.

Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructors Certification Offerings

We offer Lifeguard Academy, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor courses as well. For more information, please contact the San Clemente Front Desk at (949) 429-8797.

Aquatics Facility Lifeguard & Instructor Employment Opportunities

Calling all lifeguards & instructors... The San Clemente Aquatics Center hires year round.  All candidates must be American Red Cross certified in Lifeguarding, CPR/ AED and Frist Aid and prepared to complete lifeguard skills testing. American Red Cross First Aid for the Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) is preferred, but not required. Please visit the City of San Clemente website for job opportunities.

Click here to see and apply for current pool lifeguard positions.

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