Classes are 40 hours total and cost $76 ($50 for course materials paid to the Chicago Park District, and $26 for certification paid to the American Red Cross).  The following areas are covered in this training: Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED, Waterfront Skills, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Asthma Inhaler Training, and Epinephrine Auto Injector Training.
 
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.
 

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

 



2021 TRAINING CLASSES

 

 

March 17 – 19, 22 - 26
4pm - 9pm weekdays only                 

Don Nash Comm. Center
1833 E. 71st Street(773) 256-0906

 


 

March 17 - 20, 23 – 26
5pm-9pm weekdays
9am-1pm Saturday                   

Mann Park
3035 E 130th Street
(773) 646-0265

 


 

March 17 - 20, 23 – 27
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am -1pm Saturdays                    

Blackhawk Park
2813 N. Laverne
(312) 746-4150

 


 

March 17 - 20, 23 – 27
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am -1pm Saturdays                    

Welles Park
2333 W. Sunnyside
(312) 742-7515 

 


 

March 29 – April 2 (CPS Spring Break)
9am - 5pm weekdays               

Foster Park
1440 W. 84th Street
(312) 747-7612

 


 

March 29 – April 2 (CPS Spring Break)
9am - 5pm weekdays                    

Homan Square Park
3517 W. Arthington
(312) 746-6656

 


 

March 29 – April 2 (CPS Spring Break)
9am - 5pm weekdays                    

LaFollette Park
1333 N. Laramie
(773) 287-1940

 


 

April 5 - 9 (Private School Spring Break)
9am - 5pm weekdays                    

Hayes Park
2936 W. 85th Street
(312) 745-2200

 


 

April 5 - 9 (Private School Spring Break)
9am - 5pm weekdays                    

Sheridan Park
910 S. Aberdeen
(312) 533-7296

 


 

April 7 – 10, 12 – 16
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am - 1pm Saturday                  

Ridge Park
9625 S. Longwood
(312) 747-0402

 


 

April 7 – 10, 12 – 16
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am - 1pm Saturday                  

Ping Tom Park
1700 S. Wentworth
(312) 225-0955

 


 

April 21 – 24, April 27 – May 1
5:30pm - 8:30pm weekdays
10am -  2pm Saturdays              

Gill Park
833 W. Sheridan
(312) 742-5807

 


 

April 21 – 24, April 27 – May 1 
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am - 1pm Saturdays              

Harrison Park
1824 S. Wood
(312) 746-9490

 


 

April 21 – 24, 26 - 30
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am - 1pm Saturday              

West Pullman Park
401 W. 123rd Street
(312) 747-7340

 


 

April 21 – 24, April 27 – May 1
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am - 1pm Saturday              

Stanton Park
618 W. Scott Street
(312) 742-9553

 


 

May 5 - 7, 10 - 14
4pm - 9pm weekdays        

Kosciuszko Park
2732 N. Avers
(312) 742-7556

 


 

May 5 - 7, 10 - 14
4pm - 9pm weekdays        

Portage Park
4100 N. Long
(773) 685-7189

 


 

May 5 - 8, 11-15
3pm -7pm weekdays
9am - 1pm Saturdays 

Harris Park
6200 S. Drexel
(312) 747-2795

 


 

May 5 - 8, 11-15
5pm - 9pm weekdays
9am - 1pm Saturdays  

McGuane Park
2901 S. Poplar
(312) 747-7463

 


 

 

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