New Lifeguard Training Academy

The New Lifeguard Training Academy will be held on five (5) consecutive days, which includes a final testing date. Only those applicants who pass the qualifying lifeguard swim test will be admitted. Registration for the New Lifeguard Academy will be taken on the testing days listed below. Attendance of all 5 days within a session is highly recommended.

Academy Dates Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday (Testing Day)
Academy #1 April 11 - 15, 2017 5 pm – 9 pm at Ellis Park  (POOL DAY) 5 pm – 9 pm at Washington Park Refectory 5 pm – 9 pm at Washington Park Refectory 5 pm – 9 pm at Washington Park Refectory 
9pm - Optional Parent Orientation
9 am – 3 pm at Washington Park Refectory
Academy #2 May 16 - 20, 2017 5 pm – 9 pm at Rainbow Beach Park 5 pm – 9 pm at Rainbow Beach Park 5 pm – 9 pm at Solorio High School (POOL DAY)

5 pm – 9 pm at Rainbow Beach Park
9pm - Optional Parent Orientation

9 am – 5 pm at Rainbow Beach Park
Academy #3 May 23 - 27, 2017 5 pm – 9 pm at Margate Park 5 pm – 9 pm at Margate Park 5 pm – 9 pm at Stanton Park (POOL DAY) 5 pm – 9 pm at Margate Park
9pm - Optional Parent Orientation
9 am – 5 pm at Margate Park

Locations & Addresses


What to Wear and Bring:

New Lifeguard Academy is a comprehensive training program that will include a basic fitness component. Workout clothes are required for the week, and a swimsuit is required on pool day. An American Red Cross Lifeguarding Book (r.12) is recommended, and a CPR Pocket Mask is required for all training days.

Participants will be evaluated throughout the Academy and will be ranked based on attendance and punctuality, participation, and proficiency in American Red Cross and Chicago Park District lifesaving skills. Candidates who successfully complete the Academy will be hired and assigned based on their ranking until all positions are filled. Completion of the Academy does not guarantee employment.
 

Work on your pre-season conditioning NOW in our lap swim sessions.
Review the current lap swim schedule & sign up for a lap swim membership now.

 



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