Recreational Services

Basic Water Rescue

Designed for individuals who are comfortable in chest deep water. This program combines discussions, video and hands-on training. Real-life rescue scenarios reinforce decision-making skills. Course covers patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED.


  • Two-year basic water rescue certification 

Please email to request a class. 


  • No Prerequisites
  • Participants must be comfortable in chest-deep water, and must demonstrate competency in all skills taught in course
  • Must attend and fully participate in the entire class
  • Must pass all skill checks and receive an 80% or higher on written exam
  • Bring one-piece swimsuit, towel, and padlock

Class Length: training is approximately 4 hours

$50 for all participants.
NOTE: Participants who fail a certification class will not receive a credit or a refund.

Last Updated: 1/12/23