Denver Parks & Recreation operates 13 indoor and 16 outdoor swimming pools, offering numerous aquatic activities for youth, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities. Enjoy open and lap swim, aqua-fitness classes, swim lessons and private instruction for every age and level of ability. An indoor therapy is located at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.
DPR's Aquatics Office is offering FREE lifeguard training in an effort to keep our pools adequately staffed. Work where you play and join our team!
In order to participate in lifeguard training, ALL participants must be 15 years old by the end of the training course.
Successfully completing the swimming pretest is also REQUIRED to participate in the full lifeguard training course. The swimming pretest occurs several days before class begins and includes:
ALL meeting times are MANDATORY. Failure to attend all sessions will result in failure of the training course.
Denver Parks & Recreation offers certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid. Most aquatic facilities look for American Red Cross Certification when hiring.
Register now for these upcoming training courses:
Location: Central Park Recreation Center
Pretest: January 31, 4-6:00PM
Class dates: Saturdays | February 4, 11 & 24; March 4
Class times: 8:00AM - 3:30PM
Online registration code: 24768
Location: Rude Recreation Center
Pretest: March 10, 4-6PM
March 13, 15, 20, 22: 5-8:00PM (Tuesday & Thursday)
March 18 & 25: 10:00AM - 2:00PM (Saturday)
Online registration code: 24773
Location: La Familia Recreation Center
Pretest: March 10, 7-9:00PM
March 24, 29, 31: 5-8:00PM (Wednesday & Friday)
March 18, 25; April 1: 10:00AM - 2:00PM (Saturday)
Online registration code: 26153
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
Pretest: April 27, 4-6:00PM
May 1-5: 4-8:00PM (Monay-Friday)
May 7: 9:00AM - 2:00PM (Sunday)
Online registration code: 26576
Location: Scheitler Recreation Center
Pretest: May 16, 4-6:00PM
May 22-26, 4-8:30PM (Monday-Friday)
Online registration code: 26577
Location: Montclair Recreation Center
Pretest: May 31, 4-6:00PM
June 5-9, 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Monday-Friday)
Online registration code: 27460
Lifeguars protect their community by preventing, recognizing and responding to water-related emergencies.
The American Red Cross has introduced a new blended learning offering which combines online classes, plus in-person water, first-aid and CPR/AED skills training.
Building on the same knowledge and skills as traditional in-person only training, the course trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations, both in and out of the water. Topics include:
After successful completion of the course, participants will receive certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the professional Rescuer, and First Aid.