Former Lifeguard Training Academy

The Former Lifeguard Training Academy is a one-day orientation for Chicago Park District returning seasonal lifeguards.

All former lifeguards will be required to complete all the components of the orientation (review of Policies and Procedures, Park District written test, and Waterfront Lifeguarding Recertification) before they can be rehired.

Former Lifeguards will be assessed based on the current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Standards.
 

Regarding American Red Cross Certification:
  • If your certifications expire any time in 2017 and you need recertification, you must register with the American Red Cross at https://classes.redcross.org/R/class000000006129335/1330201442 (cut and paste to browser for best results) and complete the on-line review prior to attending the Former Lifeguard Academy.  There is a $14.00 non-refundable recertification fee.
  • It is your responsibility to maintain your own certifications.  You will not be hired if you do not have current certifications.
Only those applicants who pass the qualifying lifeguard swim test will be admitted to the Former Lifeguard Academy. Registration for the Former Lifeguard Training Academy will be held at the lifeguard swim test.
 

Candidates must bring a swimsuit and pocket mask and must arrive on time.
 

Date Time Location Address
Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm West Pullman Park 401 W. 123rd St.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Shabbona Park 6935 W. Addison St.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen St.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Foster Park 1440 W. 84th St.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen St.
Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Stanton Park 618 W. Scott St.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Ping Tom Park 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen St.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:30am – 5:00pm Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen St.

 



For questions, please contact the Chicago Park District Aquatics office at (773) 363-2225.