Put your swimming and safety skills to work by becoming a Lifeguard with the City of Elgin. This course helps you to gain the certification needed to become a lifeguard at Adventure Island @ The Centre of Elgin and Wing Park Family Aquatic Center. Participants are trained for lifeguarding through Jeff Ellis and  Associates lifeguard training program. Skills taught include water rescue, spinal injury management, passive victim management, CPR, First Aid, AED, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible to work as a lifeguard with the City of Elgin. Potential City of Elgin employees will receive priority over lifeguards that are getting certified to work for another agency.

Apply online by clicking the following link, http://bit.ly/3iNPpKO.

We certify our lifeguards internally, but all candidates are required to apply and interview prior to being invited to attend one of our lifeguard certification classes.

Information on any upcoming classes are shown in the images below!

Candidates can attend the class at 14 years of age, but must be 15 years of age prior to employment.

To register for the class or for more information, please email Steve Gard at