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 Camp (9-15 years)


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 Certifications (15+ years)

San Clemente proudly offers Lifeguard Academy (Lifeguard certification), Water Safety Instructor courses.  For more information, please contact the front desk at (949) 429-8797.

Upcoming Summer Certification Courses:

Water Safety Instructor Course: F-Su Nov 1- Nov 10   4:00pm-8:00pm  $60  #10072

Lifeguard Academy: F-Su August 9-18  4:00pm-8:00pm  $60  #8789

                                 F-Su October 18-27  4:00pm-8:00pm  $60  #10071

Aquatics Facility Employment Opportunities (16+ years)

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 First 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. To receive an invitation to a Pool Lifeguard, Instructor or Head Lifeguard tryout please click the link below and apply.

Upcoming Summer Tryout Dates:

August: 10 &17

Click here to see and apply for current Pool Lifeguard, Instructor and Head Lifeguard positions.

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