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Lifeguard & Safety Training

The RecPlex offers American Red Cross courses. For questions, please contact tbarber@pleasantprairiewi.gov.

How to Register for Aquatics

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  • In person at the front desk
  • Over the phone (262-947-0437, option 1)

Lifeguard Training

Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training. Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With our lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.

Lifeguarding Courses and Prerequisites
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide. The American Red Cross is the most respected source for training and certification of this kind.

Prerequisites for lifeguard training include:

  • Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the class
  • Students must pass a pre-course swimming skills test prior to taking lifeguarding courses

Training with the Red Cross
Learn how to save lives and prevent injuries around water with Red Cross Lifeguard Training. The Red Cross has been training and teaching skills for effective responses to all kinds of emergencies for more than 100 years.

Fees: $250 member / $300 non-member

Class dates:
*Friday, January 28 4:30p-8p, Saturday, January 29 – Sunday, January 30 8a-6p (must attend all days), registration closes on Tuesday, January 25 at 11:59p
This class is blended and requires 7 hours of eLearning before the course begins. Link to blended learning will be sent to participant via email. 

First Aid, CPR and AED Training
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