Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Longmont Swim Instructor Certifications, Longmont Recreation Services
Longmont Recreation Services teaches individuals 15 and older to become American Red Cross Lifeguards and Longmont Swim Instructors and, for those 16 years and older, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Longmont Recreation Services hires American Red Cross Lifeguards to guard each pool and beach facility and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors to teach swim lessons. Not old enough to each lessons? Volunteer as a Swim Instructor Aide to gain valuable hands-on experience!
Come work for us at one of our pools!
Immediate openings are available!!
Longmont Recreation Services hires American Red Cross Lifeguards to guard each pool and beach facility and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors to teach swimming lessons. Swim instructors are in high demand!
If you have any questions regarding teaching swimming lessons at any Longmont Recreation Facility (Longmont Recreation Center, Centennial Pool, Sunset Pool, or Kanemoto Activity Pool), please call (303) 774-4771 or e-mail.
If you have any questions regarding lifeguarding at the Longmont Recreation Center please call (303) 774-4718 or e-mail.
For questions about lifeguarding at Centennial, Sunset, or Kanemoto and Roosevelt Activity Pools call (303) 651-8408 or e-mail.
For questions about lifeguarding at Union Reservoir, call (303)774-4718 or e-mail.
If you have current certifications, please click here to apply to work with us.
Pre-Requisites: must be 15 yrs old before the last class. Ability to complete 550 yard continuous swim of 200yds Front Crawl, 200 yards Breaststroke, and 150 yards Front Crawl/Breaststroke.
Learn the basics of lifeguard skills and practices. First Aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer are included. Register at least 1 week before the first class date to ensure book availability. If you are unsure if you can pass the pre-requisite, drop-in to the beginning masters swim group on Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm at Centennial Pool!
Must be able to attend all classes. See upcoming classes online.
$160 resident/$200 non-resident
Water Safety Instructor Classes
Pre-requisite: 16 years on or before the last day of class AND swim level 4 proficiency of Front & Back Crawl,
breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke and Butterfly. FIT certification is included with this class. Class is intensive, please bring a sack lunch and swim suit every day. Water skills test and FIT class is on the first day. Successful completion certifies you to teach ARC swim lessons and programs. You must bring proof of age to the first class.
Class Dates: All classes must be attended to receive certification.
Bring your suit and demonstrate swimming ability to meet pre-requisite then stay for your FIT class.
* Pending Employee Requirements: Must submit a completed City of Longmont job application when registering
Longmont Swim Instructor (LSI) Training
Pre-Requisite: 15 yrs old and ability to swim all 4 competitive strokes proficiently at least 15 yards by last class day. Must submit job application by last day of class.
Become certified to teach swimming lessons for the City of Longmont! This LSI training will prepare you to teach City of Longmont’s pre-school swimming lessons (youth 3-5 years) and BLAST- Accelerated Swim Lesson Program (youth 5-12)! LSI starting hiring wage $8.25/hr with the City of Longmont.
Prerequisite: 11 years old and completion of Level 4 swim lessons. Do you enjoy swimming and like children? Want to be a Water Safety Instructor, but not 16 yet? Learn how to assist instructors with swim lessons. After successful completion of this class, year-round volunteer opportunities exist with City of Longmont swimming lessons!