Mobile Lifeguard Training Bay Area San Francisco

Lifeguard Certification

Bay Area Lifeguard Training serving all of the Bay Area including Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton and all surrounding areas. This lifeguard certification course is at your chosen pool location. Red Cross requirements state it must be a large pool (at least 25 yards long) and have ample spacing on the deck. On the other hand, it can be any depth. The depth does however, dictate which certification participants are eligible for (shallow or deep). 

Please email us pictures of your suggested pool if you are unsure whether or not it fits the criteria. 

The Bay Area lifeguard training course is intended for good swimmers only. On the next page, review the swim competency pre-test if you are unsure.

Red Cross certifications are given for each student passing all curriculum points in Lifeguard Training which includes first aid, CPR, and of course, AED.

This is a 3-day course, usually arranged in 3 consecutive days. You are able to arrange the days and times however they work best for your lifeguard participants. 

Bay Area Lifeguard Training has a minimum for your group’s private classes.  At least 5 participants are needed to do the skills. This is a Red Cross requirement. The maximum we can have in one class with one Lifeguard Instructor is 10. 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. This just means that we post the course on Red Cross to the open public.

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, this means it is not on someone else’s schedule
  • It’s YOUR group, at YOUR location, this is the best for your Emergency Action Plan and the safety of your swimmers!!
  • Class size is limited, therefore better quality and done quicker.
  • Your staff instructors are top notch pros.
  • Our effort is to the individual, not to move the group on and let a few fail.
  • On top of all this, we’ve been doing lifeguard trainings 20+ years. We know how to make it fun and effective.

Course Pre-test ability checkoff for Bay Area Lifeguard Training:

  • Student minimum age is 15 by final day of class.
  • Swim – Tread – Swim Sequence swim 200 yards, tread water for 2 minutes without hands, swim 50 yards.
  • A timed weight-retrieval drill (the Brick) where you swim 20 yards, do a surface dive to a 10-pound weight in the deepest part of your pool, 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’ve been doing this training 30 years and have a passion and a track record of making the highest quality privately trained guards in the industry.

Individuals looking to join a public class of ours?  Come see our offerings here:

Lifeguard Certification Staff in San Francisco Bay Area

Chris G, CPR and Lifeguard Instructors, Ultra Runner and Lighting Guru

San Francisco Bay Area

Chris Gregory has worked in the Pre-Hospital Healthcare field for almost 7 years now, from getting his Rescue Diver certification from PADI, to his EMT license. Chris currently works as an EMT, having previously worked as a Fire Fighter, and teaches CPR, EMT skills, and Life Guarding. When not working, Chris can be found running, in a handstand, or studying for the MCAT Exam, which will push him one step closer to his dream of becoming an Emergency room physician!

Serving: Alameda, Oakland, San Leandro, Richmond, San Francisco

Fiona Kg, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), Weird Fact Lover, World Traveler, Music Lover, and Graduate Student

North San Francisco

Hello everyone! My name is Fiona. I’ve worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor since 2015 with the University of California San Francisco Fitness and Recreation, as well as with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco since 2019. After reopening, due to the global pandemic, I became a Lead guard at UCSF and wanted to further my knowledge of aquatics departments as a whole as well as to help with the national lifeguard shortage. I would love to pass on all my tips and tricks about lifeguarding to all the new staff that I work with as well as to those who I hope to teach in the future. I am excited to see what kind of new experiences I’ll have been a lifeguard instructor!

Jenn Tyler, Past President of the Company, LGI, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Company founder, past CEO, with 30 years lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, and swim teaching experience

Living on Kaua’i island, Hawai’i most of the year, and traveling to Australia, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, and Denver regularly to lead Lifeguard Courses and CPR training, Jenn was the director of Happy Swimmers for over 32 years. It is a passion of mine 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 explored with 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 looking to become a Happy Swimmer!

–Jenn Tyler, past owner, and founder

Lindsay Brecht, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, LGI, CPR Instr,**CPR ANGEL OF LIFE AWARD**

Sunnyvale is her home

**Happy Swimmers recognizes Lifeguard Lindsay with it’s CPR ANGEL OF LIFE AWARD–Doing her important part to savea 7 year old boy…Way to go Lindsay!**

3 years swim teaching experience, including Special Needs kids.

Some Communities I serve: Sunnyvale, San Jose, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Campbell, Mountain View, Santa Clara

Swim Instructor role: What’s better than feeling free, comfortable, confident and safe in the water!?! I want to help every child or adult I teach to feel this way. My love for the water started as an infant, and my love for competing started a few years later. I swam competitively for over 10 years and once my opportunities to compete diminished, I decided to teach. I taught swim lessons at the San Ramon Olympic Pool for three years. I taught all age groups ranging from 6 months to adults. I also have experience teaching lessons to children with special needs. My love for the water goes beyond swimming on the surface. I got scuba certified at 13 and I’ve been exploring the depths of the ocean ever since.

Event Lifeguard role:As a child, I was the swimmer the lifeguards hated. Holding my breath to the very last moment, twisting and turning under water, running on the pool deck, doing the “dead man’s float.” I loved swimming and hated the lifeguards for ruining my fun. I’ve since learned that fun can still be had while following the rules. As a lifeguard, my number 1 priority is safety! Fun is a must, but it’s second to safety. I have three years of lifeguarding experience and received Recognition of First Responder and Life Saving Efforts from the City of San Ramon for my role is saving the life of a 7 year old boy.

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) role:Teaching the lifeguarding course is like teaching a sport. There’s the physical skills aspect and the psychological understanding and awareness aspect. My goal is to teach both. I feel successful when I’m running through the end of class scenario and the student’s know how to leverage their tubes for buoyancy, when to call for help, the holds and strap sequence for a spinal, and when and how to perform CPR. They are confident with their decisions and skill. I’ve taught the lifeguard.

CPR Instructor role:I’ve performed CPR and used an AED in an emergency situation. I am always scoping out where the nearest AED is in a building and running through “what if” scenarios in my head. I know what to do in an emergency and I have taught others what to do as well. I have over 4 years experience teaching CPR, first aid and AED courses.

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