Los Angeles Metro Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Certification

Our Greater Los Angeles (LA) Metro On-Site Lifeguard Training serves all of Southern California including the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernadino, Riverside, and Orange. $224 per student, complete.

This lifeguard certification course is at your chosen pool location, even a back yard home pool. The only requirements are that it be comfortably heated (85 degrees+), and have a 7 foot or greater deep end. Email us pictures of your suggested pool to be safe.

This course is intended for good swimmers (easiest if you are at a Swim Team/Water Polo Team level, and avid swimmers). On the next page, review the swim competencypre-test if you are unsure.

Red Cross certificationsare given for each student passing all curriculum points in Lifeguard Training, CPR-Pro, AED and Lifeguard First Aid.

This isa 2 day intensive course, usually arranged on one full weekend, or on two consecutive Saturdays or two consecutive Sundays. These days are just our most common, yet you are free to arrange weekdays as well. Most groups though opt for weekend. As the training is intended for strong swimmers in the 2 day format, if students are not so strong, we can offer a 2 1/2 day format at a more moderate pace. But know, to be a lifeguard, you have to swim WELL!

There is abillingminimum for the group’s private classes based on the same price for up to 6 students total of $1,344. If you have a group of less than our minimum 6, and want to proceed with less than 6, it’s ok, we must still charge our minimum base price based on 6 and divide it between participants. At least 4 warm bodies needed to do the skills. Another option if you have less than 6, is to agree to host a few kids from our walk-on list to at least make your minimum. The walk-on students have always been good guests of any host we’ve had.

Costper student is $189 tuition and materials + $35 Red Cross online text, and certification fee-total: $224.

The benefits of booking us for a private class over a Park and Rec class?

  • You choose the dates and times that work for your group, not on someone else’s schedule
  • It’s YOUR group, at YOUR location
  • Class size is limited, better quality and done quicker.
  • Your staff instructors are top notch pros.
  • If you have to reschedule, you can.
  • Our effort is to the individual, not to move the group on and let a few fail.
  • We’ve been doing LGT’s 20+ years. We know how to make it fun and effective.

Course Pre-test ability checkoff:

  • Student minimum age is 15 by final day of class.
  • Swim 300 yards (12 lengths of a 25 yard pool) demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing without stopping, not timed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • A timed weight-retrieval drill (the Brick) where you swim 20 yards, do a surface dive to a 10-pound weight in 7-10 feet deep water, surface and swim on your back with the object 20 yards, exit the water without using a ladder or steps. The time limit is 1 minute and 40 seconds. This is an easy time interval for the normal swimmer.

Our fee is payable by check (at class) or credit card (prior to class). For credit card payments, see link at the bottom of the next page.We offer our lowest price guarantee for any private class booking. If you find a lower price, by an insured Red Cross authorized company doing a private class, we’ll match it or beat it.We’ve been doing this training 20 years and have a passion and a track record of making the highest quality privately trained guards in the industry.

Ellen Abbene, LGI, CPR Instructor, Swim Coach, Synchronized Swimming too.

Winnetka, West San Fernando Valley

Ellen has been an awesome Lifeguard Instructor with Happy Swimmers 7 years running, and a CPR trainer for 11 years.  She’s a master organizer keeping kids on track in many capacities from swim team to raising 10 kids!  You know this lady can get the job done.

Jenn Tyler, LGI, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Kaua'i, Los Angeles, San Jose; 25 years experience

Living on Kaua’i island, Hawai’i most of the year, and traveling to Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, and Houston regularly to lead Lifeguard Courses and CPR trainings, Jenn has been the director of Happy Swimmersfor over 25 years. It is a passion to assist in the empowerment of children learning how to swim in a medium once considered a fearful, uncertain place, magically turned into a supportive, fun environment to be exploredwith friends. The same goes for lifeguarding and training new lifeguards–there is no greater inner joy either in saving someone’s life as a lifeguard, or teaching others how to perform lifesaving skills. It is an honor for me to watch my students grow–where once there was doubt or panic, now there is strength and confidence.

Thank you for bringing yourself or your children to the care and support of Happy Swimmers USA

–Jenn Tyler, owner and founder

Michelle Medley, Lifeguard, Private Swim Instructor

Northridge

Common areas I serve: Alhambra, Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino, La Canada

Swim Instructor, 5 years experience

I’ve been a WSI certified swim instructor for five years now. I’ve taught a vast age range, from babies as young as six months old to adults as old as 65. Being a swim instructor is an incredibly rewarding experience. Nothing beats seeing your student progress in their skills.

Lifeguard :)

At seventeen, I excitingly earned my lifeguard certification and have been guarding ever since. For six years now, I’ve happily guarded at universities, city pools, and private parties. Through lifeguarding, I try to maintain pool safety while providing a fun environment for patrons.

Lifeguard Instructor, 4 years experience

I’ve been a lifeguard instructor for four years. The bulk of my experience came from certifying students for Cal State Northridge. I’ve taught CPR and First Aid courses, Jr. Lifeguard courses, and basic Lifeguard courses.

Vanessa Arlt, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire

Redlands, Inland Empire

I have been guarding for 10 years and have enjoyed teaching people about water safety. I like to prevent emergencies from happening and enjoy being around all type of folks!  I am a Lifeguard Instructor and have a Waterfront lifeguarding additional cert (Lakes, rivers etc).  Home turf: Redlands, and the Inland Empire, but I am willing to travel to OC, San Diego and LA.

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