Lifeguard classes for the 2024 Season for current and future City of Boise Employees, are open for registration.
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Interested in becoming a lifeguard at one of the City of Boise’s four outdoor City pools - Borah, Fairmont, Ivywild or the Natatorium? Register now to get certified. Classes fill up quickly.

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The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session.

These classes are for current and future City of Boise employees only.

Class #1:

January 25 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
January 26 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
January 27 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
January 28 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Class #2:

April 4 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
April 5 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
April 6 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
April 7 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Class #3:

May 2 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
May 3 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
May 4 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
May 5 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All classes will be held at the Boise State University Recreation Center.

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Aquatics Employment Opportunities

City of Boise Aquatics Job Postings are live for Summer 2024. Please register for a lifeguard class if you need to get certified.

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Scholarship Information

Boise Parks and Recreation Department offers scholarships for activities and programs, based on the financial needs of the participant. 

Scholarship Information & How to Apply

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