Red Cross Training & Certifications

Lifeguard Training


Class Option #1

Friday May 4- Skills Test 4-6pm ( a prerequisite to be eligible to take the Lifeguard course)
Saturday May 12- in person water session 9a-5p

Class Option #2

Friday May 18- Pre-requisite Skills test 4-6pm
Saturday May 26th - in person water session 9a-5p

Class Option #3

Monday - Friday June 11-15
M,T,W 9a-1p
Th, F 9a-4p
This class is a traditional taught class, all sessions will be in person and held between the MCA office and Runway 35 Pool

The  American Red Cross Lifeguard training  course has both in-water and classroom requirements. Participants must be at least 15 years old and able to complete the perquisite required skills. Upon successful class completion participants will have a two year certification in Lifeguard Training and CPR-PR. 

Required Skills Test:
Prior to class participation all candidates must complete a swimming test which includes:  a 300 yard continuous swim (in this order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick, rhythmic breathing can be performed to either the front or side, 100 yds. of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence, 100 yds. of either front crawl or breast stroke), a 20 yard swim to a deep water, 10 lb brick retrieval and return to start in 1 minute 40 seconds and  2 minutes of treading water.  Participants will be given recovery time between each required skill.   

Stapleton residents can register via their Active Net account, non residents may fill out the registration form and return.

The Stapleton MCA offers lifeguard training classes at our outdoor facilities.  Those interested in employment as a lifeguard may also consider contacting area municipalities with indoor facilities to inquire about their course schedules.  Click Here to see class offerings at other municipalities.

For information regarding our training reimbursement program please email: