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Contact Information

Phone
(530) 757-5626
(530) 758-0204 FAX
(530) 757-5666 TDD
Email
csweb@cityofdavis.org

Office Address
23 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616


Office Hours
Monday –  Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Aquatic Classes

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Lifeguarding Instructor Course (LGI)

This course trains instructor candidates to teach basic-level Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Basic Water Rescue courses. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory.

Prerequisites:
• Minimum age of 17.
• Possess a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
• Successfully complete the online Orientation to 1) the Red Cross & 2) the Lifeguarding course.
• Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Pre-course Exam (80 percent or better).
• Successfully complete the Pre-course Session* (“prerequisite skills evaluation”).

Lifeguarding Instructor Course (LGI)

Dates: No LGI classes are being offered at this time. Check out the Aquatics section in the Rec Guide for a listing of course offerings. 

Lifeguard Training Courses

Learn the skills you need to prevent and respond to emergencies in and around the water. This course includes Lifeguard Training/First Aid, CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22). Participants must attend all class sessions and pass the skills/written tests in order to receive certifications.

Prerequisites:

• Minimum age of 15.
• Swim 300 yards using front crawl and breaststroke.
• Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
• Swim 20 yards and retrieve a brick 7-10 feet deep (within 1 minute, 40 seconds).

The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course.

Dates: No classes are being offered at this time. Check out the Aquatics section in the Rec Guide for a listing of course offerings. 

Junior Lifeguarding

The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skill of future lifeguards. Emphasis will be placed on prevention of aquatic accidents, fitness & swimming skills, response in an emergency, leaderships skills and professionalism. The course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard. 

Prerequisites:

  • 11-45 years old. 
  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
  • Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.
  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.
  • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl.
  • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.
  • The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Participants who do not pass the skills evaluation will not be able to continue with the course and are not eligible to receive a refund. 

Dates: Check out the Aquatics section in the Rec Guide for a listing of course offerings. 

Junior Swim Instructor

Participants will build leadership skills and learn how to successfully teach children swimming skills. In addition to completing land and water training, participants will shadow current Swim Instructors. This program is for those who are interested in working for the City of Davis Aquatics program in the future. Volunteer opportunities are available for participants who successfully complete the land, water and shadow training's.

Dates: Check out the Aquatics section in the Rec Guide for a listing of course offerings.