Lifeguard Training

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Interested in becoming a Lifeguard or have you recently taken your Lifeguard Training certification class? Owatonna Parks and Recreation offers up to $150 reimbursement if you become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and work for the city. Contact Parks and Recreation for more information.

March Class 

Fee: $185 (no refund will be issued if you do not pass)

Class meeting times: March 25-29

March 25 (Mon) 9am-1pm @ Middle School

March 26 (Tues) 9am-1pm @ Middle School

March 27 (Wed) 9am-1pm @ Middle School

March 28 (Thurs) 9am-1pm @ Middle School

March 29 (Fri) 9am-1pm @ Middle School

April Class 

Fee: $185 (no refund will be issued if you do not pass)

Class meeting times: April 24 – May 4

April 24 (Wed) 6:30pm-9:30pm @ Middle School

April 27 (Sat) 8am-12pm @ SeniorPlace

April 27 (Sat) 12pm-3pm @ Middle School

April 28 (Sun) 12pm-5pm @ Senior Place

May 4 (Sat) 8am-1pm @ Middle School

Lifeguard Training Pre-requisites

Make sure you practice and prepare these skills. Being able to complete these skills is required to pass the class. Must be at least 15 years of age at time of class. You will not receive a refund if you do not complete or pass the class.

  • Swim 300 yards continuously (non-stop) performing either front crawl or breaststroke.
  • Swim 40 yards, pick up 10 pound brick from 10 feet of water and return it back 40 yards using only a kick, holding brick with 2 hands on the chest.