Lifeguard Training

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Louisville Parks and Recreation's Aquatics program provides swimming classes year round and Lifeguard Training courses from March through June at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center (201 Reservoir Ave). Training classes are $200 or FREE if you commit to working for Louisville Parks and Recreation! 


Lifeguard training classes are offered to anyone 15 or older.
Duties include enforcing rules, monitoring activity, cleanup, water tests and more. You must be able to: 

  • SWIM 300 yards continuously - 100 yards breaststroke, 100 yards freestyle and 100 yards of your choice.
  • TREAD WATER for 2 minutes, no hands. 
  • SWIM 20 yards, DIVE 10 feet, RETRIEVE a weight, SWIM 20 yards on your back and LEAVE the pool not using ladder - all within 1 minute 40 seconds.

Applicants must provide documentation to be employed by the department. Call 502-574-1498 for a list. 


2024 LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS SCHEDULE:

Session II

Sunday, March 17
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Session III

Wednesday, April 3
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 5
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Session IV

Sunday, April 14
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Session V

Sunday, April 28
Saturday, May 5
Sunday, May 11
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Session VI

Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19
Tuesday, May 21
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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