Register for Lifeguard Classes

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries. This course includes aquatic-specific first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/AED) training for the professional rescuer.

Course Prerequisites:

  • 15 years old (by course completion date)
  • 300 yards of continuous swimming in prescribed order
  • Recover 10lb. object from 7 – 10 ft. of water in 1min 40sec
  • Tread water for 2 minutes with legs only

Current Offerings:


1. April - 4/24/23-4/28/23 - Saturday and Sunday, 5:30pm-9:30pm Fremont Pool
2. May - 5/1/23-5/5/23 - Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm Fremont Pool
3. May - 5/13/23-5/5/23 - Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm deFremery Pool
4. July - 7/31/23-8/4/23 - Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm deFremery Pool
4. October - TBD

Fee: $100 for Registered Oakland Students under 21 years old / $190 Oakland Resident / $225 Non-resident