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Aquatics Training

Aquatics Training Opportunities

We offer both Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instructor Training classes to prepare you for future aquatic job opportunities. Our classes are offered at an affordable rate by certified Red Cross Instructors.


Learn what it takes to join our training classes:

Training Details

NEW Training Opportunity

Lifeguard & Water Safety Prep Course

Ages: 15 and up

The Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Preparatory Course is designed to help prepare participants for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor course(s) by building a foundation of knowledge and skills for future lifeguards and water safety instructors. While participants are not required to master skills, they will learn proper swimming techniques and build stamina needed to be successful in lifeguarding or water safety instructor courses.

THIS PREP COURSE DOES NOT CERTIFY PARTICPANTS AS LIFEGUARDS OR WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS. This prep course helps participants prepare for future courses that provide these certifications.

Register for Prep Course

Registration

You must register in person at North Shore Aquatic Complex during hours of operation. You must pay in full at the time of registration.

Proof of age required at registration.

Please Note

  • Come prepared to swim for all classes including the first day. We suggest bringing two 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.

Training Details & Schedule

Lifeguard Training Sessions


Pool and Red Cross fee $160 (paid at time of registration)
Must be 15 years old by the time the class concludes and must complete a prerequisite swim test.
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.
Fee assistance available to those that qualify. Contact 727-893-7727 for details.


Saturday-Wednesday, November 20-24, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Walter Fuller Pool
727-893-7636


Saturdays & Sundays, January 15-16 & January 22-23, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Walter Fuller Pool

727-893-7636


Monday-Friday, March 14-18, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at EH McLin Pool

727-893-7635


Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, March 24, 26, & 29 & April 2, 5 & 7, 2022
4:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturdays) at EH McLin Pool

727-893-7635


Tuesdays & Thursdays & Saturdays & Sundays, April 30 & May 1, 3, 5, 7-8 & 10, 2022
4:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturdays & Sundays)
at EH McLin Pool

727-893-7635


Water Safety Instructor Sessions


Red Cross fee $39 (paid at time of registration)
Must be 16 years old by the first day of class and must complete a prerequisite swim test.
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 - $44.99 plus shipping and tax.

Call (727) 893-7727 for more information.


Saturdays & Sundays, November 27-28 & December 4-5 & 11-12, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Walter Fuller Pool
727-893-7636


Saturdays & Sundays, January 29-30 & February 5-6 & 12-13, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Walter Fuller Pool
727-893-7636


Monday-Friday, March 14-18, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
at North Shore Aquatic Complex
727-893-7727


Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, April 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23 & 26, 2022
4:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m (Saturdays)
at EH McLin Pool
727-893-7635