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DPR Lifeguarding

DPR employs certified American Red Cross lifeguards year round in order to serve District residents and guests at DPR Aquatic Facilities. To maintain this level of excellence, DPR regularly hosts training sessions to certify those interested in becoming lifeguards.

Sessions include conditioning exercises and complete American Red Cross lifeguard training in three areas: Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Automated External Defibrillator) for the professional rescuer.

Class Registration (Offered December - June)

Interested parties should do the following:

Class Pricing

Lifeguard Training:

  • Registration: $10
  • Residents: $100 (Total fee for residents would be $110)
  • Non-Residents: $210

CPR/AED Training:

  • Registration: $10
  • Residents: $40 (Total fee for residents would be $50)
  • Non-Residents: $75

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Failure of any part of the Lifeguard Training Full Course will result in failure for the entire course. No refunds will be given for any failure.
  • Existing DPR Aquatics Staff: Please contact haily.jardas@dc.gov to arrange for discounted refresher courses.

For questions concerning lifeguard training, please contact Yarne Glascoe at yarne.glascoe@dc.gov.