Nevada City, CA
Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Training 2021
Please read the information below carefully before registering for a class.  If you have any questions call the Parks & Recreation Manager at 530-265-2496 x129 or the swimming pool at 530-265-8223.

Lifeguard Training Class for New Lifeguards
The City has added another Lifeguard Certification Course.  Participants for this class who have applied to work with the City of Nevada City will have priority registration.

Each participant who successfully completes all class requirements will receive a Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification which is valid for 2 years.  COVID guidelines set by the Red Cross will be adhered to during the teaching of these classes.

Location:  Nevada City Swimming Pool; 423 Nimrod St. Nevada City, CA 95959
Fee: $195.00 Payment is due the first day of class.

Dates: Mon-Fri; June 14-18
Time: 9:00a - 4:00p each day
Code: LGT321

Class Requirements

1. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class.  Proof of age must be presented the first day of class (birth certificate, driver’s license, etc). 

2. Participants must attend all days and times of the class. 

3. Participants must pass the Water Skills Test which is given on the first day of class.  To pass the water skills test, participants must pass all 3 of the following objectives:

Þ Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.

Þ Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.  Candidates must place their hands under the armpits.

Þ Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.  Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.  The face may be in or out of the water.  (Swim goggles are not allowed.)  Surface dive to a depth of 8 ft, to retrieve a 10-pound brick.  Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the brick and keeping the face at or near the surface or able to get a breath.  (Candidates cannot swim the distance underwater.)  Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

How to Register

Online at ActiveNet:  No fees will be charged when registering online.  Payment must be made the first day of class.
Make checks payable for $195 to: City of Nevada City 

Refunds: There are no refunds on program fees unless the class is cancelled.  Once a participant has passed the water skills test, there are no refunds, even if you do not pass the class.


To learn more about what is involved in becoming an American Red Cross certified lifeguard, visit the Red Cross website.
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