Lifeguard Course & Lifeguarding Instructor Course

Lifeguard Course & Lifeguarding Instructor Course

Interested in being a lifeguard? Join the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Aquatic Center’s Lifeguard Course and Lifeguarding Instructor Course. These courses will take place Feb. 19-21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each course is $180. Earn Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR & AED certification of classes. Successful completion of a pretest is required for enrollment. These courses have an on-line component. Registration deadline is Feb. 11.
You must be 15 years of age or older to participate in the course.
The prerequisite skills test will be given on the first day of class and must be passed.
  1. 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 allowed.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 min 40 secs. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
  • Surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-lb object.
  • Swim 20 yards to start point, holding object and face at or near the surface.
To register and for more information, email FSHLifeguard@gmail.com or call (210) 221-4887.