Lifeguard Training

Program Information

  • Participants must be at least 15 years old to sign up.
  • Attendance at all sessions is mandatory - lateness is considered an absence.
  • No make-up classes will be offered under any circumstance.
  • Online classwork is necessary to pass this course

Echo Park Pool Complex, West Hempstead

Registration Page Information 

May Crash Course  #1 Registration Day is  April 20th

May Crash Course #2 Registration Day May 4th

Program Dates

  • April Crash Course:   April 19th, April 20th, April 21st and April 22nd 
  • May Crash Course #1: April 30th, May 1st, May 7th and May 8th 
  • May Crash Course #2: May 14th, May 15th, May 21st & May 22nd

Information Sheets

April Crash Course Information

May Crash Course #1 Information

May Crash Course #2 Information


  • $250 online payment after successful completion of the pre-skills test

There is a prerequisite skills test for Lifeguard Training. For more information, call Aquatics at 516-292-9000, ext. 7238.

Pre-course Skills Test

All candidates will have two attempts at the pre-skill test.

  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.