Lifeguard and WSI Classes

The South Bend Parks and Recreation Department offers lifeguard and WSI classes countywide. The classes are held in the Spring at multiple locations, dates, and times to try and meet the needs of the participants.

Lifeguard Class:
To participate in our Red Cross certified Lifeguard Classes the participant must be at least 15 years of age, by the completion of the class and be able to pass the pre-requisites.  The pre-requisites include a timed brick retrieval from a submerged position and a 300 yard swim consisting of front crawl and breast stroke, only.

Clay High School (19131 Darden Road)
Classes: Wednesdays 6pm -9pm
Dates: February 10th to March 30th or March 30th to May 25th

Riley High School (1902 South Fellows)
Class: Wednesdays 4:00pm -6:30pm
Date: March 9th to May 11th

Notre Dame Rockne Building 
Class: Monday thru Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Date: June 6 - 10

Pre-registration call 574.235.9372

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Class:
To participate in our Red Cross certified WSI class the participant must be at least 16 years of age, by the completion of the class and be able to pass the pre-requisites.  The pre-requisites include a Red Cross FIT class and demonstration of competency in all 6 strokes.  These strokes are: front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke.

Class Location to be Determined 
Date: To be Determined