Free Lifeguard Certification Course!

Free Lifeguard Certification Course!
The Connection will reimburse you for the cost of the Red Cross lifeguard certification course (a value of over $300!) after 30 days of employment and a commitment to work 10 hours a week for six months. This benefit applies to first time certifications or for those whose certifications expired.

Please note you must be 15 years of age and be able to pass the pre-course swimming skills test which consists of:

  • Swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Treading water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Completing the following timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they can get a breath.
    • Candidates should not swim the distance underwater.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

To sign up for a class

  • Visit
  • Under the “Find a Class” option, select “Lifeguarding” and enter the area you would like to take the class.
  • Look for the options for “Lifeguarding” (all in person format – 25 hours, 20 minutes) or “Lifeguarding-BL” (Blended Learning which is 19.5 hours in person, 7.5 hours online).
  • Click the “Sign Me Up” tab next to the class you would like to attend and follow the prompts to register for the class.
    *Do Not Choose: Lifeguard Review, Lifeguard Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor Trainer*
  • Once you successfully complete the Lifeguarding course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Our current lifeguard needs are: Monday – Friday: 7am – 8pm and Saturday and Sunday: 7am – 1pm

Competitive compensation offered starting at $16.00 per hour.

Employee benefits such as paid sick leave after 4 months, 401(k), free parking, membership discounts offered to staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Swim Instructors
Are you a swimmer but don’t have the time to commit to earning a lifeguard certification? We have
part-time positions available for group swim instructors. We will teach you!
Our current swim instructor needs are: Weekdays 3:30-6:30pm and Saturday 9am-12pm

The Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our differences make us better.

For more information contact Nancy MacNiven at