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Lifeguard Training Programs


Registration is now available for our 2015 lifeguard training classes. 

The City of Folsom offers 2 different trainings.  If you are planning on working at the Folsom Aquatic Center this summer then you will need to enroll in one of the two Ellis Lifeguard training programs below.  The class serves as an informal interview.  The sooner you get trained the sooner you can be offered a position with the City and establish your summer schedule. 

If you are not planning on working at the Folsom Aquatic Center then you should enroll in one of the two American Red Cross Training classes.

Contact Chad Gunter at 355-8319 for more information.  To register for either program call 355-8318 or 355-7285.


Ellis Lifeguard Training

This training course is required to work at the Folsom Aquatic Center as a Lifeguard. The training  includes: CPR, First Aid, and all lifeguarding skills.  This training will provide successful participants with a lifeguard license that is valid only at participating aquatic facilities.**Online course required before class dates.  Please call 355-8318 for more details.  Class hours are Wednesday (Pre-Course) 6 - 8pm,  Friday: 5-9pm; Saturday: 9am-6pm; and Sunday, 9am-6pm.

Ages 15+

120801-B1        2/6 - 2/8    FULL
120801-B2        3/27 - 3/29

Fee:  $150

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard training will provide you with the certification needed to work as a lifeguard.  Requirements for course:  300yd swim, retrieval of a 10lb brick in 7ft of water.  Fee includes all books and materials.  Participants required to pass swim test on first day of class: 300 yard swim, and brick retrieval.   Bring swimsuit and change of clothes every class day.  Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start of each class.   Contact Chad Gunter at 916-355-8319. 

Ages 15+

120901-B2    3/31 - 4/3    9 - 6pm

Fee:  $175
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