Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Lifeguard & Water Safety Training

Lifeguard Training

Pool and Red Cross fee $125 (paid at time of registration)
Make check payable to City of St. Petersburg.
Prior to first class, purchase books online from www.shopstaywell.com or though the American Red Cross, $34.99 plus shipping and tax, or down load material from the Red Cross web site.

Water Safety Instructor

Pool and Red Cross fee $110 (paid at time of registration)
Make check payable to City of St. Petersburg. Prior to first class, purchase books online from www.shopstaywell.com or through the American Red Cross, $51.95 plus shipping and tax, or down load material from the Red Cross web site.

Call (727) 893-7727 for more information.

Please Note

  • Come prepared to swim for all classes including the first day. We suggest bringing 2 towels, warm clothes to change into, your books, pen, pencil to each class. We also suggest bringing lunch, drinks and snacks.
  • Books for both classes are available through the Red Cross, www.shopstaywell.com, or downloadable from the Red Cross web site.
  • You must register in person at Northshore Pool, 901 North Shore Dr.NE Pay in full at the time of registration. Hours are: Mon/Wed/Fri: 7am -6:30pm; T/Th: 7am-8pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 1pm-4pm.
  • Proof of Age required at Registration. You must be 15 for Lifeguard Training by time the class concludes and complete a prerequisite swim test, and for the Water Safety Instructor course you must be 16 by the first day of the class and complete a prerequisite swim test.

Training schedule

For additional information
(727) 893-7727