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Training and Employment Opportunities

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Lifeguard Training (LGT) Class
The Lifeguard Training Class (LGT) course is designed for individuals interested in becoming lifeguards. Students are certified in American Red Cross C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding. With these certifications, candidates will meet the minimum requirements to apply for lifeguard positions for the City of Manhattan Beach and many other public and private agencies.

Gain the certifications and training to become a pool pro! Certificates include American Red Cross C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid. Participants successfully completing this program will be qualified for lifeguard positions in Manhattan Beach and other public and private agencies. Be prepared to swim at each class, bring a swim suit, towel, goggles, swim cap, pen/pencil and paper. LGT books will be available for loan but may be purchased for $35 (subject to change).

The next class is scheduled to begin in Spring 2020. For more information, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator at (310) 802-5428. To register for the class, please visit the Registration Page.

Class Details:

  • Cost: Resident: $250 Nonresident: $275
  • Activity Number: 34159
  • Prerequisite Swim Test: Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Mira Costa High School Pool
  • Class Dates: Saturday, March 28, 2020 and Sunday, March 29, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM at Manhattan Heights Park then walk to Begg Pool or Mira Costa Pool where the class will end at 6:30 PM.


  • Be at least 16 years old by May 31, 2020
  • Ability to swim 500 yards nonstop
  • Demonstrate proficiency in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke
  • Retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool and swim 20 yards back to the end of the pool.


For current job listings or position descriptions in the Parks and Recreation Department, please visit the Parks and Recreation Employment Opportunities page.