Lifeguard Training

We are seeking weekday daytime lifeguard help!

If you or someone you may know is available to work daytimes Tuesday - Friday, we are urgently hiring! You can contact the Aquatics Supervisor at 303-655-2212 for more information.

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 (prerequisites listed at the bottom of this page). 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 for candidates who will be working with us.

**Brighton Aquatics offers lifeguard courses with the intent to hire successful candidates. 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 begin accepting letters of interest for the program in January. 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 complete the program of 120 hours, we will hire you as an experienced lifeguard once you are of age and have completed your full Lifeguard certification course.

Upcoming Lifeguard Trainings

Age Day Dates Time Session
15+ Sat-Mon Nov. 13 - 15 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 332903 - B
15+ Sat-Mon Dec. 18 - 20 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 332903 - C
15+ Sat-Mon Jan. 15 - 17 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001 - A
15+ Sat-Mon Feb. 12 - 14 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001 - B
15+ Sat-Mon March 19 - 21 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001 - C
15+ Thurs-Sat March 24 - 26 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001 - D
15+ Sat-Mon April 23 - 25 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001 - E
*Please call 303-655-2200 to register. Full attendance to all three days is mandatory to complete the class.

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 which is about 7 hours of learning. Don't wait until the night before! We won't be able to help you if you run into challenges.

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. You MUST be able to perform these skills on day one:

  • 300 yard (12 lengths of the lap pool) non-stop swim using freestyle, breaststroke, or a combination of the two
  • Tread water for two minutes with the use of legs only
  • Without the use of goggles - swim 20 yds to the deep end of the pool, retrieve a 10lb brick from water 9ft deep using a surface dive, and swim the brick 20 yds back to the shallow end. While swimming the brick back, both hands must be on the brick.

If you need help prepping for the pre-requisite requirements, please reach out to the Aquatics Supervisor at 303-655-2212 so we can help you get ready for your swim tests! You do not need to have a swim team background to be a successful lifeguard candidate, but you do need to be comfortable in the water in athletically challenging situations. Our dedicated team of lifeguard instructors can help get you there!