Certification Courses

Lifeguards are in high demand at Willamalane Park and Recreation District, and the district needs your help! The first step to becoming a lifeguard? Attend this group interview where we will get to know each other, explain the job, and get in the water for the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification pre-course requirements! Then, get certified and learn a series of life-saving skills while getting an opportunity to work at Splash! At Lively Park or Willamalane Park Swim Center. The team at Willamalane is hosting a lifeguard training, complete with certifications. Candidates will be paid for their time and Willamalane will cover the cost of the certification.


About the Certification Course
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is an internationally recognized lifeguard curriculum that takes an experiential approach to learning. This course focuses on essential lifeguard rescues, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First-aid for the Professional Rescuer, and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

Jobs at the Pool 
Being a lifeguard at Willamalane is an important job with great benefits—it’s also really fun! Our aquatics team implements staff morale boosters, fun activities, and social events for the team. We value your time and your work-life balance, so we’ll build your Willamalane work schedule around your availability. A job in aquatics at Willamalane can also be a stepping stone to another career. Many of our lifeguards and instructors go on to be EMTs, paramedics, or work in other medical fields..

Already certified? Apply here!

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