Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Lifeguard & Water Safety Training

Lifeguard Training

Pool and Red Cross fee $160 (paid at time of registration)
Make check payable to City of St. Petersburg.
Prior to the first class, down load books from the Red Cross web site or purchase books online from www.redcrossstore.org - $34.99 plus shipping and tax.

Water Safety Instructor

Pool and Red Cross fee $110 (paid at time of registration)
Make check payable to City of St. Petersburg.
Prior to the first class, down load books from the Red Cross web site or purchase books online from www.redcrossstore.org - $51.95 plus shipping and tax.

Call (727) 893-7727 for more information.

Please Note

  • Come prepared to swim for all classes including the first day. We suggest bringing 2 towels, warm cloths to change into, your books, e-reader (for downloadable books), pen, pencil, highlighter to each class. We also suggest bringing lunch, drinks and snacks.
  • Books for both classes are available through the Red Cross, www.redcrossstore.org or downloadable from the Red Cross web site at no cost.
  • You must register in person at Northshore Pool, 901 North Shore Dr.NE Pay in full at the time of registration. Hours are: Mon/Wed/Fri: 7am -6:30pm; T/Th: 7am-8pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 1pm-4pm.
  • Proof of Age required at Registration. You must be 15 for Lifeguard Training by time the class concludes and complete a prerequisite swim test, and for the Water Safety Instructor course you must be 16 by the first day of the class and complete a prerequisite swim test.

Training schedule

For additional information
(727) 893-7727