Marine Safety and Recreation Assistant Training Programs

These programs are ideal for Camp Counselors, Pool Lifeguards, Paddle Sport Leaders and Summer Camp Staff! You can become certified to work as a recreational and boating assistant.  Training provided through Southwestern College's Non-Credit Program. Spots limited. Enroll early. Contact us for information on the upcoming dates at or 619.429.11669.

Non-Credit Courses for American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training/Title 22 are offered twice a year, Spring and Summer semester. 

To advance in the ARC Lifeguard Training Program, the participant must meet the following prerequisites:

To successfully complete the prerequisite Swim Test above it is strongly recommended that the student condition themselves by swimming regularly and training for this test. There is a high attrition rate by students who come to the first class period without training, therefore are unable to swim the 300-yards continuously or complete the brick test under the time limit.

Should you miss SWC’s Lifeguarding, Title 22, Oxygen Administration courses, check local agencies such as the Y.M.C.A., the WaveHouse Athletic Club (Belmont Park/Mission Beach) or SafeSwim (Irvine/Orange County) for available Red Cross certification courses.

Follow this link for more information about the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program

Participants must purchase the Marine Safety Lifeguard Training (American Red Cross) Bundle, which are the following:

  • free tuition
  • course completion certificates (Lifeguarding, CPR AED, First AId for the Professional Rescuer-Title 22 & Oxygen Administration)

Participants must purchase the following required textbook before class:

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