Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Become a lifeguard! The North Clackamas Aquatic Park is hosting a FREE American Red Cross Lifeguard Training in Spring 2023. Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies in a variety of scenarios. Participants are trained in safety and water rescue skills for a controlled environment, First Aid, CPR and AED. This blended learning opportunity utilizes Zoom, American Red Cross online learning coursework and on-site water sessions.

To register call (503) 794-8080 ext. 0 and speak to Joey Amsberry, Aquatic Supervisor.


  • March 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Prerequisites
  • Monday | March 27 – Thursday, March 30 – 1 – 7 p.m. | Classroom and Pool Training Sessions
  •  March 29 | 1-7 p.m. | Final Written Tests
  •  March 30 | 1-7 p.m. | Final Water Skills Tests


  • 100% attendance is required. (No make up days will be offered)
  • Must be at least 15 years of age to participate in this class.
  • Students will receive the link to complete the online coursework on Sunday 6/26
    • On Sunday 6/26 students will be asked to complete the 3 pre-requisite skills to remain in the class.
      • Skill #1: 2 min tread in deep water, without using your hands
      • Skill #2: 300 yard swim, not timed, students cannot stop until 300 yards has been swam.
      • Skill #3: 10lb diving brick retrieval course
    • Employment interviews for those students interested in working at North Clackamas Aquatic Park as a Lifeguard will be appx. 1 week after the end of the course.

Interested in working at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park as a lifeguard? Join our team! Potential employment opportunities may be available following training.