Certifications & Classes
Many Aquatics programs are on hold. Programs will continue to be evaluated based on the latest health and safety standards in alignment with the local, state and federal public health guidelines. Please contact our registration counter at 916-405-5600 or view our Activity Guide for a complete listing of programs and events.
Cosumnes CSD offers a variety of aquatic certification courses at the Wackford Aquatic Complex and the Elk Grove Aquatics Complex. View the ARC Lifeguard Courses Flyer 2021 (PDF) for more information on dates and prices.
Register online or call 916-405-5600 to sign up for your next course.
Apply online! Cosumnes CSD hires and trains lifeguards and swim instructors seasonal. Applicants need to be 15 years of age and have completed American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Classes fill quickly so enroll today!
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Online and classroom program that enhances essential learning of the principals of being a lifeguard. Course begins with participation in an 8-hour online course and continues with instructor led skills and water work in the classroom. Learn rescue skills, first aid, CPR/AED, and professional lifeguard responsibilities. Successful completion of this course will certify you in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Emergency Oxygen, all for 2 years.
Lifeguard Training with Title 22 course, will certify you in all of the above plus First Aid for Public Safety Personnel for two years and complies with California Code of Regulations.
View the YouTube video "CSD Aquatics ARC Lifeguard Prerequisite" for more information.
Prerequisites: Age 15+, brick retrieval from 7 feet of water, 2-minute treading water without using hands, and pre-course swim test of 300 yards.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training - Review
This class will re-certify you as an ARC Lifeguard by refreshing your water skills, emergency skills, first aid skills and CPR/AED skills. Successful completion of this course will re-certify you in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Emergency Oxygen for two years.
Prerequisites: Age 15+, brick retrieval from 7 feet of water, 2-minute treading water without using hands, and pre-course swim test of 300 yards, and copy of current Lifeguard Certificate.
Water Safety Classes
Cosumnes CSD will gladly certify interested parties of 5 or more individuals in the following classes:
Basic Water Rescue
This 4-hour course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for participants to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. This class is intended for anyone involved in aquatic activities and for anyone who works with others around water.
Safety Training for Swim Coaches
This 6-hour course was developed in collaboration with USA Swimming to provide coaches the ability to maintain a safe swimming environment, prevent accidents, and learn to respond to injuries in water and on land.
Call 916-405-5600 for more information.