Water Academy & Camps 

Life Guard Academy

Life Guard Academy

City of Patterson’s Life Guard Academy is a course that follows the American Red Cross life guarding curriculum. Participants ages 15 years+ will be provided with a Life Guard Manual, and a CPR training Mask. Successful completion of Life Guard Academy will result in participants obtaining First Aid, CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer Certificates and Life Guarding Certificates. 

TBA: 2023-2024 Winter Activity Guide

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm (excluding holidays and staff service days)

Campers will get the opportunity to receive training in a variety of different American Red Cross skills based on each week’s theme. Skills include: First Aid, Adult and Child CPR, and Basic Water Rescue. Sessions are led by Patterson Aquatic staff.

Participants need to bring the following: change of clothes, snack, lunch, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, and water.

Each participant will be tested on the first day for the following prerequisites: swim 100 yards front crawl, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 7-feet of water, and tread water for one minute.


LG Candidates

Jr. Guard Camp

A great way for young people to spend the Summer. Classes are designed to teach water safety, teamwork, CPR, and first aid in an exciting and interesting environment. Students will enjoy games, competitions, and various water activities. Instructors are experienced lifeguards with a background in coaching. This program is physically challenging, mentally stimulating and it gives participants an idea of what it is to be a lifeguard. Participants in this class will receive a real schedule to shadow our lifeguard staff during a live shift. Upon completion of this camp, participants will be able to sign up for our Lifeguard Academy class for free if the age requirement is met! This is a great opportunity to prepare for a job as a lifeguard.

2023 Summer Activity Guide

Online registration with CivicREC

Registration begins May 1, 2023