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Safety Training Programs

The Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department is a proud provider of American Red Cross aquatics training programs. Get a head start on a career in aquatics by training to become an authorized water safety instructor or lifeguard.  

Courses include:


Lifeguard Training

This course is designed to provide qualified participants with the certifications required for working at swimming pools. Upon completion graduates will receive American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguard Training; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer (CPR-FPR); Title 22 First Aid for Public Safety Personnel; Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Essentials; and Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer (additional information).   

Register online.

Water Safety Instructor

This course is designed to provide training and certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and a variety of related aquatic skills. Emphasis is on class organization. Course length is approximately 30 hours. Prerequisite aquatic skills must be demonstrated on the first day of the class. 

Register online.

Lifeguard Instructor


This course offers the training and certification for instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and related courses (additional information). 

Title 22 Upgrade


This course orients current American Red Cross instructors to teach a class in Title-22 First Aid for Public Safety Personnel. 

Courses offered by the American Red Cross

The following American Red Cross courses are available to the community and can be scheduled through the Monroe Street Pool. Please call 760-602-4685 for additional information and prices.


Contact Information


Monroe Street Pool
3401 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

Monroe Street Pool: For general pool info and hours, call 760-602-4685.