Holiday Lifeguard Class Offered


lifeguardKnow anyone who has been thinking about becoming a lifeguard? This may be the perfect chance! The DeKalb Park District is hosting a Holiday Lifeguard Certification Class (American Red Cross) from Monday, December 21st – Wed., Dec. 23rd, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm each day.  The certification is good for two years and includes basic lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid. In order to become certified, you must attend all classes and pass all written and skills tests.

This class is a blended learning class that combines in-person class sessions with online training. If interested, plan on an additional 8-10 hours outside of the meeting times to complete online class sections.

In order to register, there must be successful completion of the following prerequisites:

1) Course the participants must be able to swim 300 yards non-stop.
The first 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
The next 100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide.
The last 100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke or a combo of both.
2) Participants must swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10 lb brick, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the start with the object and exit the water without steps or ladders in less than 1 minute 40 seconds.

The fee for the course is $175. Classes are held at the Huntley Pool and Sports and Recreation Center, 1515 S. 4th St. in DeKalb. Click here to Register Online.  For any questions regarding the class, please contact Amy Doll at (815)758-7756 or


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