Lifeguard Certification Classes

The Canon City Area Receation and Park District is looking for lifeguards at the R.C. Icabone Swimming Pool this summer.  In order to be considered for hire you must be certified and there are a series of classes coming up in the month of May.  Lifeguard certification is not a guarantee of employment.  You will learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training.  Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water.  With our lifguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.  The information on the classes is listed below.

When:     Class Days and Times:
                Monday May 11th, Tuesday May 12th, Wednesday May 13th 
                4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
                Saturday May 16th 
                10:00 to 4:00 pm
Where:   Classes will take place at the Icabone Swimming Pool (1131 College Avenue) and Recreation District offices (575 Ash Street)
Prerequisites:  This is a blended learning training with 5-6 hours done ahead of time online.  You may download course prerequisites at the bottom of this page.
Lifeguard Certification:
       --Lifeguard certification and first aid/CPR Training (This is a resume builder)
       --Must be at least 15-years old at the time of course completion. 
       --Price of certification includes:  Lifeguard training, first aid/CPR training and certificate.  Certificate is valid for 2 years.
       --Price $239.00 

Re-certification for lifeguard and first aid/CPR:
       --Price $139

Water Safety Instructor (WSI):
       --Must be at least 16-years old at the time of course completion to be WSI 
        --Certification valid for two years
        --Price $ 289.00- Classes will be held the first week of June.

Prices include $39 certification fee.

Sign up for Lifeguard and WSI training for a combined cost of $475 which includes all materials and the certification fees.

If hired by the Canon City Area Recreation and Park District, these fees can be arranged to be paid back to the District through payroll deductions until the fee is repaid.

To register for all classes contact Jan Smith at (303) 241-9240.  You may also email her at  You must be registered by May 1st.

For more information contact the Recreation District office, (719) 275-1578.  Applications can be picked up at the District offices, 575 Ash Street in Canon City.