Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

Our American Red Cross lifeguard training course provides a generalized view of lifeguarding skills and practices. CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer and all course materials are included. As a blended learning course, a portion of the class is administered online. The in-class portion will include skills practice as well as a practical and written exam. 

Upon successful completion of the course, you will become eligible for employment at Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District. 

Our next class will be May 30 - June 1 with the pretest scheduled for May 16 from 5-6pm. Please contact Ryan Cook, Aquatics Coordinator, if you have any questions.

Fee: $85 District residents, $128 non-District residents


  • 15 years of age by the last day of class
  • 300-yard continuous swim using freestyle, breaststroke or the combination of the two
  • Without goggles, swim 20 yards, dive down 12 feet, retrieve 10-pound brick and bring it back to starting point on your back with both hands on brick and face out of water (all in less than 1 minute 40 seconds)
  • 2 minutes of continuous treading water without using arms. 

Register here. For more information, call 303-833-3660 x 125.

Grabbing Someone Out of Water (JPG)
Lifeguard by the Pool (JPG)