The Former Lifeguard Training Academy is an online and in-person review of knowledge and skills for the safe operation of a beach or swimming pool.  It is open to returning lifeguards who possess a current Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and who worked for the Park District as a lifeguard within the last two years.  Candidates must complete the online training prior to in-person testing.  In-person testing will consist of two written tests, a CPR skills test, and a rescue skills test.  Registration for the academy takes place at the lifeguard test.

 

In-Person Training Academy Sessions
 


 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

 

9:30am – 4:30pm

 

Homan Square
3517 W. Arthington


     

     

    Sunday, March 21, 2021

     

    9:30am – 4:30pm

     

    Homan Square
    3517 W. Arthington


       

       

      Saturday, March 27, 2021

       

      9:30am – 4:30pm

       

      Harrison Park
      1824 S. Wood


         

         

        Sunday, March 28, 2021

         

        9:30am – 4:30pm

         

        Harrison Park
        1824 S. Wood

         


           

           

          Saturday, April 10, 2021

           

          9:30am – 4:30pm

           

          Harrison Park
          1824 S. Wood

           


             

             

            Sunday, April 11, 2021

             

            9:30am – 4:30pm

             

            Harrison Park
            1824 S. Wood

             


               

               

              Sunday, April 18, 2021

               

              9:30am – 4:30pm

               

              Foster Park
              1440 W. 84th Street


               

               

              Saturday, April 24, 2021

               

              9:30am – 4:30pm

               

              Foster Park
              1440 W. 84th Street

               


               

               

              Sunday, April 25, 2021

               

              9:30am – 4:30pm

               

              Foster Park
              1440 W. 84th Street

               


               

               

              Sunday, May 2, 2021

               

              9:30am – 4:30pm

               

              Stanton Park
              618 W. Scott

               


                 

                 

                Saturday, May 8, 2021

                 

                9:30am – 4:30pm

                 

                Stanton Park
                618 W. Scott

                 


                   

                   

                  Sunday, May 16, 2021

                   

                  9:30am – 4:30pm

                   

                  Stanton Park
                  618 W. Scott

                   


                     

                     

                    Sunday, May 23, 2021

                     

                    9:30am – 4:30pm

                     

                    Stanton Park
                    618 W. Scott

                     


                       

                      The American Red Cross is in the process of updating its registration system.  Information for candidates who need to be recertified through Former School will be available at sign-up.

                      Candidates should bring a swimsuit, a hip pack with pocket mask, a face mask and their own pen or pencil to Former School and arrive on time.
                       



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