Put your swimming and safety skills to work by becoming a City of Elgin Lifeguard. This course helps you to gain the certification needed to apply for lifeguard positions at The Centre of Elgin and at Lords and Wing Park Family Aquatic Centers. 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 and professionalism. Upon Successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to apply and interview for a lifeguard position at The Centre, Wing or Lords Park Family Aquatic Centers. Potential City of Elgin employees will receive priority over other facility’s lifeguards. Bring your towel and swimsuit every day.

Course # Date Day Time Age*
FA173211 12/26 – 12/30/17 Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm 15 yrs & up
FA183212 3/26 – 3/30/18 Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm 15 yrs & up
FA173216 5/7 – 5/18/18 Mon – Fri 5 pm – 9 pm 15 yrs & up
FA183213 5/28 – 6/1/18 Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm 15 yrs & up
FA183214 6/4 – 6/8/18 Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm 15 yrs & up

*Candidates may be 14 years of age during the class but cannot work until 15 years of age, with appropriate work permit.

Due to popular demand, we are not able to certify non-City of Elgin lifeguards. If you are not working for the City of Elgin, please contact your facility for lifeguard certifications options.

In order to register for the class, or for more information, email Greg at