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 us for more information.

January Class

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

Class meeting times: January 15 – January 24

January (Mon): 6:30-9:30pm at the Middle School

January 17 (Wed): 6:30-9:30pm at the Middle School

January 21 (Sun): 1-7pm at SeniorPlace

January 22 (Mon): 6:30-9:30pm at the Middle School

January 24 (Wed): 6:30-9:30pm at the Middle School

Lifeguard Training Pre-requisites

Make sure you practice and prepare the below 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.

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously (non-stop) performing either front crawl or breaststroke.
  2. 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.