Aquatics Pre-Requisites Lifeguarding Training

Tentative Time Schedule

Train to become a certified American Red Cross lifeguard and learn valuable skills including injury prevention, facility safety, patron surveillance, emergency preparation, rescue skills, victim assessment, first aid, CPR/AED and care for head, neck and spinal injuries.

Participants 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult during the prerequisite activities. Participants must be present for pre-requisite testing and all four class days.

Contact the McAllen Parks & Recreation Office for more information by calling 956-681-3333.

Fee: $175.00 / participant 
Must pre-register for a session.

(Minimum age 15 years old for certification course; must be 16 years or older to be employed with the City of McAllen) (If under 18 a parent or guardian must be present for the prerequisites in case of an emergency.)

Pre-Requisites

  • Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl or breaststroke
  • Retrieval of a 10lb object from a depth of 7ft.,
  • Tread in deep water with no hands for 2 minutes
  • Surface dive and swim 20 yards with weight, using legs only, and exit the pool without using ladder within 100 seconds

*In the event a participant fails to complete the prerequisite test, he/she will not be permitted to continue certification and may request a refund minus a non-refundable fee of $50.00, or transfer to another Lifeguard certification class if available. 

Pre Requisites take place on first day of class

Location: Boys and Girls Club Pool
(If under 18 a parent or guardian MUST be present for the prerequisites in case of an emergency.)

Skills Session:

Boys and Girls Club Pool
617 S. 27th St. McAllen, TX 78501

Days: Tuesday- Saturday 
Please be on time to all sessions

Session 2: February 02, 2024 to February 24,2024 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Session 3: March 09, 2024 to March 12, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Session 4: March 13, 2024 to March 16, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Session 5: April 23, 2024 to April 27, 2024 |  5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Session 6: May 14, 2024 to May 18, 2024 | 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Session 7: May 28, 2024 to June 01, 2024 | 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Session 8: June 01, 2024 to June 04, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Session 9: June 05, 2024 to June 08, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM