Working with the American Red Cross, Lifeguarding (LG) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) courses are available year round from trained professionals who can help participants gain the skills and confidence necessary for providing world-class safety and instruction in aquatic settings.
Once students are enrolled, they’ll receive the latest science-based training from experienced instructors. Participants will also develop skills they’ll use for a lifetime.
Participants must be at least 15 years of age to enroll in Lifeguarding classes.
Participants must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in Water Safety Instructor classes.
Pre-course water skills testing is required at each offering including continuous 300-yard swim and weight retrieval from the deep end of a pool.
Check the following links for the current up to date course offerings, course details, and locations.
Offered Through Clive Parks and Recreation
Click here for up-to-date offerings listed by Clive. Registration for our Lifeguard programs opens on Tuesday, March 9th at 9:00 am.
Offered Through American Red Cross Website
Click here for up-to-date offerings listed by ARC.
State Offerings Through Iowa Parks and Recreation Association
Click here for up-to-date offerings through IPRA. Contact information is included for further details.
Offered Through YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Click here for up-to-date offerings listed by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines and search under programs.