Guard Start

Interested in Becoming a Lifeguard?

If you’re between 11 and 14 years old and have always wanted to be a lifeguard, now is the time to take the first step. Get a jump start on securing a future job as a lifeguard by completing the Red Cross Guard Start: Lifeguarding Tomorrow programs! Learn what it takes to be a great lifeguard. The experience you gain through Guard start will help you get ready to take Lifeguard Training. 


  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.
  • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.
    Activity: 317815-A
    Location: AQP
    Days: MO, TU, WE, TH
    Dates: July 8 – July 18
    Time: 10:15 – 10:45 am
    Age: 11 – 14
    Fees: $60 Member/Session
      $69 Resident, Non-Member/Session
      $ 70 Non-Resident, Non-Member/Session
    Min/Max: 6/8