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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 DetailsLink is a PDF

Registration

You must register in person at one of the following locations 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 $65 (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.

REGISTER ONLINE
for a lifeguard training


Saturday, November 19 - Wednesday, November 23
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at E.H. McLin Pool
727-893-7635


Saturday, January 14 - Monday, January 16 & Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, January 22
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at EH McLin Pool
727-893-7635


Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at EH McLin Pool
727-893-7635


March 23, 25, 28, 30 & April 1, 4, 6
Tuesday & Thursdays from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Northwest Pool
727-893-7723


April 29, 30 & May 2, 4, 6, 7
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Northwest Pool
727-893-7723

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.

REGISTER ONLINE
for a water safety instructor training

Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, November 23
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Walter Fuller Pool
727-893-7636


Saturday & Sundays, January 28-29, February 4-5 & February 11-12
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
at E.H. McLin Pool
727-893-7635


Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at North Shore Aquatic Complex
727-893-7727


April 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30=8:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Northwest Pool
727-893-7723