Lifeguard Training

If you are interested in joining our Lifeguard team, click on "Jobs" on the left side of your screen and submit your application!


American Red Cross Blended Learning

Lifeguard Training

This is an accelerated version of our lifeguard training. Lifeguard candidates must be 15 years old by the last day of class, and able to pass all swim prerequisites on the first day of class to remain enrolled in the course (300-yard swim, two minutes treading water, no hands & 10lbs brick retrieval). They must also have completed all the online learning prior to the first day of class.

For questions about the lifeguard course call Sara Heisdorffer at 303-655-2212.

Cost: $55 per course, which covers the cost of your certification and personal resuscitation equipment. Need-based scholarships are available.

**Brighton Aquatics offers lifeguard courses with the intent to hire for the summer season and beyond. If you are looking for a flexible, positive work environment, apply now!

If you are 14 years old and interested in lifeguarding, consider applying for our Junior Lifeguard Volunteer program at the Oasis! We will give you a season pass to the Oasis, a Red Cross CPR certification and train you on lifeguard rescues, teach you the ropes at the Oasis over the summer, and your volunteer hours can be applied to high school volunteer requirements. If you are interested for Summer 2021, please submit a letter of interest to John at

Upcoming Lifeguard Trainings

Age Day Dates Time Session
15+ Sat-Mon April 17 - 19 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 322001 - F
15+ Sat-Mon April 24 - 26 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 322001 - G
15+ Sat-Mon May 1 - 3 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 322001 - H
15+ Sat-Mon May 15 - 17 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 322001 - I
15+ Thu-Sat May 22 - 24 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 322001 - J
*Some sessions have been added to the month of June. Please call 303-655-2200 to register. 

Note: Lifeguard Training is a blended learning class. Prior to the first day of classroom work, you must have completed the online learning portion of your training (around 7 hours). You also must be able to complete the prerequisite skills on the first day to continue. Swim lessons and endurance building are not provided during the Lifeguard Training course and should be addressed before the first day of class. Prerequisites completed on the first day of class: You MUST be able to perform these skills on day one.

• 300-yard swim, retrieve a 10lbs brick from 9ft using a foot first surface dive and swim it back 20 yards to the wall and tread water for two minutes with the use of legs only.