Lifeguarding/Water Education

American Red Cross education and certification classes are offered year round at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. Some classes may have prerequisites that must be met in order to continue in the class. Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instructor classes certify many lifeguards and instructors as well as lifeguards and instructors seeking employment. For questions about training or employment, call 214.509.4770.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Learn how to ensure others are safe in and around the water and know how to respond in the event of an aquatic emergency. Minimum age 15.


For youth ages 11-14 that want to learn the skills needed to become a lifeguard when they're older. Get a head start with GuardStart! (Summers only)

CPR / First Aid

Don't just be a bystander, learn CPR and First Aid and you can be the one to save a person's life.

Lifeguard Instructor / Water Safety Instructor

Learn how to teach lifesaving or swimming and water safety skills to others and help build a safer aquatic community for everyone. Minimum age 16.