The University of San Francisco: Koret Health And Recreation Center

Lifeguard Training

A Red Cross certification program for prospective lifeguards. Includes CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding certificates upon successful completion. 

Prerequisites: Must be 15 yrs of age and be able to pass swim test given the first day of class 

  • 500 yd. swim using freestyle & breast
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
  • Retrieve a diving brick from 10ft. deep


Download the book: Lifeguard Training Manual


Spring 2014 Classes

Tuesday & Thursday 6-9pm

March 18th - April 10th*

*Please note you must attend ALL classes!

Summer 2014 Classes

June 13th*- Intro class/pre-testing 2-4pm

June 16-20* 12-4pm 

June 23rd*- Final Test day 2-4pm

*must attend all classes

July class TBD M & W 6-9pm


USF Student: $75.00
Koret Member/Affiliates: $120.00
Non-Members/ High school students: $175.00

Signups will be at the Koret Health & Recreation Center from 3-6PM.  For other information about registration, or questions regarding the course please email