Lifeguard Training Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Become certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard!

Find out details about the upcoming courses and how to apply for a position with the City of Greeley. Watch this Inside Greeley video to learn more!

2023-2024 Sessions

We offer lifeguard certification courses on a regular basis. Choose the date that is right for you. These sessions include a combination of blended learning. Some content must be completed online previous to class start date. Information will be emailed out to participants one week in advance.

Prerequisites: 300-yard swim, treading water for 2 minutes, and completing a timed event. Age 15+. Min-6, Max-15.

Spring 2024

April 25-27 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Registration Deadline: April 18
Location: Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave., Greeley 80631
Fee: $195 resident, $205 non-resident

 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI™) Aide Course

Swimmers learn how to assist Water Safety Instructors in teaching American Red Cross Learn to Swim classes. Must be 11 or older and know about water safety and stroke techniques through Level 5. Able to support a swimmer, serve as a role model, and learn how to teach stroke development and water safety skills to younger swimmers in and around the water.

Prerequisites: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke for 15 yards each and tread water for 1 minute. Participants should attend class in swimwear and be ready to swim for each session. Age: 11+.

Spring 2024

May 7-30 | 5-5:45 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday)
Registration Deadline: May 1
Location: Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Avenue, Greeley 80634
Fee: $45 resident, $55 non-resident

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Water Safety Instructor (WSI™) Course

The Water Safety Instructor course, also known as WSI™, trains instructor candidates to teach the fundamentals of all the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups. These include the following Learn-to-swim courses: Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6, and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors. Age: 16+. No prerequisites are required.

Spring 2024

March 11-13 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Registration Deadline: March 3
Location: Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave., Greeley 80631
Fee: $195 resident, $205 non-resident

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