Become a certified lifeguard at the NAC!

The classes will provide entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

Session Dates

February 10, 11, 17, 18

Four-day course| Saturday & Sunday | 9am-5pm

Must take a swim test on Friday, February 9 between 6:30-9pm.

Reminder: Attendance at all four classes is mandatory.

Members: $300

Non-Members $350

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation. 


  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Compete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for everyday of class. 

The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact to discuss this before the course begins.

For questions about the course, please contact Shannon Sophy at

No refunds will be given without a medical note from a physician.

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