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City of Sarasota offering lifeguarding course

The City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation District is offering another fantastic American Red Cross Lifeguarding blended learning course!

The course is taught by the city's Head Lifeguard and Recreation Leader. Together they will teach you to help others stay safe in, on, and around the water, and help you learn the latest safety and rescue techniques, and how to deliver critical care, like CPR, first aid, and AED administration, when it is needed most.

Every class will cover important skills that will not only help you stay safe while helping others enjoy the water safely but can help you begin, or advance, your career in aquatics.


  • Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, April 9, 2021, 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Participants must attend all classes to receive a certificate.

FEE: $225 per participant


  • Must be at least 15-years-old by the last day of class.
  • Pass swimming skills test at the beginning of the course.