Classes are 40 hours total and cost $74 ($50 for course materials paid to the Chicago Park District, and $24 for certification paid to the American Red Cross).
 
Registration must be completed in two steps:

1. Register with the Chicago Park District
$50 fee includes book, hip pack and CPR mask. Online registration requires a credit card.  If registering in person on the first day of the class, you can pay with cash or credit.
 
Register Online Now with the Chicago Park District


2.  Register with the American Red Cross
Online registration only (requires a credit card).  Find the registration link on the Chicago Park District receipt, from the previous step.  

Please bring mask and fins.

Classes subject to change due to the maintenance plan, please call park location for more information or call (773) 363-2225.

View the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual

 


Location Address Phone Dates & Times
       
Kennedy High School (at Wentworth Park) 5625 S. Mobile (312) 747-1276 February 3 - 7 and 10 - 14  (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Ridge Park 9625 S. Longwood (312) 747-0402 February 11 - 15 and 18 - 21  (4:30 pm - 9:00 pm weekdays, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday
Independence Park 3945 N. Springfield (773) 478-3538 February 14, 18 - 21, 25 - 28, and March 3  (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Gill Park 833 W. Sheridan (312) 742-5807 February 19 - March 20, Wednesdays and Fridays only  (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
LaFollette Park 1333 N. Laramie (773) 287-1940 February 26 - 28, March 3 - 6 and 10 - 11  (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Ellis Park 3520 S. Cottage Grove (773) 285-8737 March 3 - 6, 10 - 13 and 17 - 18  (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Shabbona Park 6935 W. Addison (773) 685-6387 March 5 - 6, 10 - 13 and 17 - 20  (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
West Pullman Park 401 W. 123rd Street (312) 747-7340 March 16 - 20, and 23 - 27  (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago (312) 746-5553 March 17 - 21, and 24 - 28  (5:00 pm - 8:30 pm weekdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays)
Don Nash Comm. Center 1833 E. 71st Street (773) 256-0906 March 31 - April 4, and 7 - 11  (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm weekdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturdays)
Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st Street (312) 720-8187 April 13 - 17, Catholic School Spring Break  (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
Foster Park 1440 W. 84th Street (312) 747-7612 April 6 - 10, CPS Spring Break  (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
Solorio High School (at Senka Park) 3500 W. Norman Bobbins Place (773) 535-9070 x13841 April 6 - 10, CPS Spring Break  (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Whitney Young High School (at Skinner Park) 210 S. Loomis (312) 882-5075 April 6 - 10, CPS Spring Break  (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) 
Canceled
Uplift High School (at Clarendon Park) 900 W. Wilson Ave. (312) 742-7709 April 6 - 10, CPS Spring Break - tentative  (8:00am-4:30pm)
Chicago Agricultural High School 3857 W. 111th Street (773) 535-2500, press 6, then 3 April 6 - 10, CPS Spring Break - tentative  (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen  (312) 533-7296 April 13 - 17, Catholic School Spring Break  (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
Hayes Park 2936 W. 85th Street (312) 745-2200 April 13 - 17, Catholic School Spring Break  (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
Homan Square Park 3517 W. Arthington (312) 746-6656 April 28 - May 2, and May 5 - 9  (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm weekdays, 12:30 - 4:30 Saturdays)
Kosciuszko Park 2732 N. Avers (312) 742-7556 May 12 - 15, and 19 - 22  (5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Harrison Park 1824 S. Wood (312) 746-9490 May 12 - 16, and 19 - 22  (4:30 pm -9:00 pm weekdays, 12:30 - 4:30 Saturday)

 



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