Lifeguard certification classes

The Martinez Recreation Division is hosting a variety of Lifeguard Certification Classes. Whether you are looking to become a junior lifeguard, lifeguard or just need to be recertified, there is a class for you. Sign up today by visiting or call (925) 372-3510.

Junior Lifeguard Training (10-14 years) Junior lifeguard candidates will be introduced to lifesaving skills, injury prevention, good customer skills and basic first aid. Graduates are invited to volunteer at the pool this summer as a Junior Lifeguard. Junior Lifeguards will be assigned to assist with Recreation Swim, Pool Parties, Family Nights and Swim Lessons. Volunteers earn free swim passes for themselves and friends along with Junior Lifeguard gear such as sweatshirts, lanyards, and hats. Dates: Wednesdays, May 8, May 15, May 22 Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm Fee: $37 Martinez Residents/$42 Non-Residents

Lifeguard Certification Class with Title 22 All candidates must be 15 years old before the date of the last class and pass a swimming and pretest to qualify for the class. The swimming pretest will take place the first day of the class. Participants must be able to swim 300 yards without stopping, retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom of a 10-foot pool. If you fail, the test you will not be allowed to continue the course and will be refunded all but $50. Participants MUST attend all classes/skill trainings and successfully complete three written tests to become certified. There are no make-ups for missed classes. $35 American Red Cross Certification Fee included in fee.

SESSION 1: Dates: Monday, April 1- Friday, April 5 Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm Fee: $215 Residents/$220 Non-Residents

SESSION 2: Dates: Thursdays and Fridays, April 11, 12, 18, 19 Times: 4:00pm – 8:30pm Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, April 13, 14, 20 Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm Fee: $215 Residents/$220 Non-Residents

Lifeguard Review Class Participants must hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/FirstAid/CPR for Professionals. You MUST bring a CPR mask or purchase a mask at class for $12. If your certification has recently expired, please call (925-372-3551) or email to see if you qualify.

Session 1: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 Session 2: Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 Times: 9:00am – 3:30pm Fee: $105 Residents/$110 Non-Residents

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