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. Follow this link to see the schedule for the Marine Recreation Assistant Program.

Non-Credit Courses for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/Title 22 are only offered in the Spring and Summer Sessions. Spaces are limited. Enroll Early.

To advance in the American Red Cross 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 Spring or Summer 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

NOTE:  Due to SWC Chula Vista "Wellness/Pool Complex"  Project, portions of the 2018 Spring training will take place at Las Palmas Pool in National City at 1800 E 22nd St, National City 91950

Participants must purchase the Marine Safety Lifeguard Training (American Red Cross) Spring 2018 Bundle, which are the following:

  • free tuition
  • American Red Cross books and supplies
  • course completion cards

Participants must purchase the following supplies before class:

For Lifeguard Training: Lifeguarding Manual (free online eBook or can be purchased at the American Red Cross Online Store)

For Title 22 First Aid - Emergency Medical Response (free online eBook)
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