Lifeguard Training

Because of COVID-19 concerns, we are not currently offering certifications for new lifeguards. Please check back at a later date.


American Red Cross Blended Learning

Lifeguard Training

This is an accelerated version of our lifeguard training. Lifeguard candidates must be able to pass all swim prerequisites to remain enrolled in the course (300-yard swim, two minutes treading water, no hands & 10lbs brick retrieval). Candidates that would like to interview with the Brighton, Aquatics Department may have the opportunity to have the rec registration fee waived.

For questions about the lifeguard course call 303-655-2212.

Cost: $40 Registration

**Brighton Aquatics offers lifeguard courses with the intent to hire for the summer season and beyond. If you are looking for a flexible, positive work environment register for one of our classes offered!

Upcoming Lifeguard Trainings

Age Day Dates Time Session/click 
number to register 
15+ Sat-Mon Dec 28-30 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 331001D
15+ Sat-Mon Jan 18-20 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001A
15+ Sat-Mon Feb 8-10 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001B
15+ Sat-Mon March 26-28 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001C
15+ Thu-Sat March 26-28 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001CC
15+ Sat-Mon April 18-20 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 312001D

Note: Lifeguard Training is a blended learning class. Prior to the first day of classroom work, you must have completed the online learning portion of your training (around 13 hours). You also must be able to complete the prerequisite skills on the first day to continue. Swim lessons and endurance building are not provided during the Lifeguard Training course and should be addressed before the first day of class. Prerequisites completed on the first day of class: You MUST be able to perform these skills on day one.

• 300-yard swim, retrieve a 10lbs brick from 9ft using a foot first surface dive and swim it back 20 yards to the wall and tread water for two minutes with the use of legs only.