Spring Aquatics Activities

Life Guard Academy

City of Patterson’s Life Guard Academy is a course that follows the American Red Cross life guarding curriculum. Participants 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.

Age:                     15 and older (by the last day of the course)

Day:                     Monday - Sunday

Dates & Times:   Pre-Test Dates & Times:   Jan 31:      4:30 – 5:30 pm

                                                                         Feb 1:       3:00 – 4:00 pm

                             Course Dates and Times: Feb 3 – 7:        3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

                                                                         Feb 8 – 9:        10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location:             Patterson Aquatic Center & Hammon Senior Center

Cost:                    $40 Resident, $202 Non - Resident

Registration:       Registration is available only after the Participant has passed the Pre-Test. The Pre-Test is FREE and can be registered for at patterson.perfectmind.com or in person at the Recreation Department.

Other Details:      Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class, or older. Participants must pass a pretest before enrolling in the course. The pre-test includes:

  • A 300-yard swim
  • A timed pre-test that consists of a 20-yard swim to retrieve a 10 lb. object from at least 10 ft. deep and return to the starting point, making sure to keep the object and their head above the water.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the help of their hands.

All components must be successfully completed to participate in Life Guard Academy.

Participants cannot take the pre-test more than once in 24 hours.



Life Guard Review Course

The Lifeguard Review Course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to re-certify in lifeguarding. This course follows American Red Cross guidelines, successful completion of this course will earn the participant an updated Life Guard and First Aid/CPR/AED for the First Responder certificate. Registration: December 19 and ends Jan 28 for the first Session and ends April 21 for the second session.

 Age:                   15 +                               Cost:        $77                  Employee Discount:  $40

Day:                    Friday – Sunday

Date & Times:   Session 1        Jan 31:             3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

                                                    Feb 1-2:           10:00 am – 2:30 pm

                           Session 2        April 24:            3:30 pm – 8:00 pm     

                                                    April 25 – 26:    10:00 am – 2:30 pm   

Other Details:    Participants must have current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate and must bring their certificate for the first day of class. Note: If certifications are expired. Participants must take the full Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding course.