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 13th, Tuesday May 14th, Wednesday May 15th and Thursday May 16th
                4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where:   Classes will take place at the Icabone Swimming Pool (1131 College Avenue) and Recreation District offices (575 Ash Street)
Prerequisites:  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 $188.00 

Re-certification for lifeguard and first aid/CPR:
       --Price $138.00 (You will only need to attend on the 15th and 16th)

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 $288.00

Prices include $38 certification fee.

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 2nd.

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.