Boise Parks and Recreation offers American Red Cross lifeguarding classes.
Lifeguard Training (ages 15 and older)
This class provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, and to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. In order to take this course, you must be proficient in your swimming skills. The pre-course skills test will consist of retrieving a ten pound brick from deep water, treading water for two minutes and a 300 yard swim using the following strokes: Front crawl and Breaststroke.
*Participants must be 15 by the last day of class, no exceptions.
Please call (208) 608-7683 with questions.
Resident Fee: $120.00
Nonresident Fee: $185.45
*Part of the fee will be paid to Fort Boise for registration, and part of the fee will be paid directly to Red Cross during the online registration process.
January Session: Tues./Thurs. January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm. Registration required by Dec. 29.
February Session: Tues./Thurs. February 7, 9, 14, 21, 23, 28, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm. Registration required by Jan 26.
Registration is REQUIRED Two (2) weeks before the class starts in order to complete enrollment in the online portion of the course and begin the online learning before the first class session.
Class sessions will be held at Fort Boise Community Center and BSU Kinesiology Pool.
These classes will be offered as a blended learning session. All participants will need home internet access to complete online learning before and in between class sessions.
Please call 608-7680 to register for January or February sessions.
August class will be held August 1-11, 2016. In order to participate in the class, you must first pass the in water skills test. To put your name on the interest list, or to schedule your pre-course test, please call 608-7683 or Email Instructor. This class will be held at Borah Pool.
Junior Lifeguard (ages 11-14)
This course will introduce participants to the skills needed for entry into the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. They will learn communication and decision making skills, the basic responsibilities of a lifeguard and the basic knowledge and skills required to be a lifeguard. Formerly Guard Start.
July 5- 28, 2016 at Ivywild Pool.
July 11-August 4 at Fairmont Pool.
Both classes will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Registration opens in April.