The JCA offers classes in Red Cross lifeguard and water safety instructor certification through our Aquatics department. Life guard training is an important job and requires the necessary training to ensure you are able to save lives when the moment comes. If you are interested in becoming a life guard, this life guard training is essential. Water safety training is a valuable skill for anyone who wants to become a swimming instructor, diver, or life guard.  For more information, contact Josie Martin at (904) 730-2100 ext. 240.


Prerequisites for Lifeguard Training:

  • Must be at least 15 years old.
  • Must swim 300 yards freestyle and/or breaststroke.
  • Must swim 20 yards to retrieve a ten-pound brick from seven to ten feet of water in 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  • Must tread water for two minutes.
Upcoming Programs
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