Lifeguard Certification for First-Time Lifeguards
Upcoming Course Dates
Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10, 2023
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Melrose Paradise Recreation Club, 11424 N 30th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Note: To ensure each participant has enough time to complete the Online Pre-Course, registration for each course closes 72 hours before the course start date.
Why Choose Euvori?
✓ The best training equipment available on the market.
✓ Guaranteed acceptance at all Arizona pools¹.
✓ Maximum course sizes of just 12 participants.
✓ Weekend and private training courses are available.
✓ Price match guarantee².
✓ Incentive program− get free lifeguard certification for life by just renewing with us five years in a row.
All Necessary Certifications Included
✓ Lifeguard (StarGuard Elite)
✓ Basic First Aid (American Safety & Health Institute)
✓ Bloodborne Pathogens (American Safety & Health Institute)
✓ Basic Life Support－ includes CPR and AED for adults, children, and infants (American Safety & Health Institute)
✓ Emergency Oxygen (American Safety & Health Institute)
What it Takes to Be a Lifeguard
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How to Work as a Lifeguard
There is an abundance of pools across the nation that are all looking for qualified lifeguards. Unfortunately, lifeguarding is one of the most challenging jobs for employers to fill due to the extensive training and extra certifications needed before a new hire can start work.
Since Euvori is Arizona's largest aquatic manager, we hire lifeguards directly to work at a number of pools we manage across the state. In fact, we have lifeguards on duty 365 days a year! To browse locations Euvori is currently hiring for and submit an application, visit this page.
For jobs outside of Euvori, lifeguard candidates will need to find pools and submit an application directly through them. Be sure to include "lifeguard certified" on your resume; employers almost always call certified lifeguards first. Some employers may not be able to offer lifeguard training at all, and won't reach out to any applicants that don't indicate a current lifeguard certification on their resume.
For online job searching, we recommend the "Indeed.com" and "ZipRecruiter.com" websites. Many pools don't advertise their jobs online, so don't forget to research other pools that are nearby. Organizations that typically hire lifeguards include:
Government pools and parks (city, county, military bases, etc)
Swim clubs and swim schools
Resorts and hotels
Euvori's lifeguard training has four distinct sections:
1. Online Pre-Course
Learn the fundamentals of our lifeguard training at home by completing the online learning modules. Participants must complete and pass all online learning modules before attending the in-person portion of the course. The online course takes roughly 7 hours to complete.
2. On-Land Section
The instructor will facilitate in-depth learning paired with hands-on practice in the following topics: the foundation of lifeguarding, bloodborne pathogens, reducing risks, basic first aid, basic life support, and emergency oxygen.
3. In-Water Section
To ensure each participant is comfortable enough in the water to participate in the in-water section of the course safely, the instructor will check to ensure each participant can perform the following initial screening tests without assistance:
Retrieve a 10-pound weight from the bottom of a 9-foot deep pool.
Tread water for one minute without the use of hands.
Swim 50 yards freestyle or breaststroke with the head up as if sighting a victim (without a rescue tube).
Swim 50 yards freestyle or breaststroke with the head up as if sighting a victim (with a rescue tube).
After checking off initial screening tests, the instructor will go over prevention and risk management, water rescue techniques at all depths and circumstances, spinal injury management, escapes, and back boarding.
4. Performance Evaluations and Final Exam
Each participant must demonstrate competence in the first aid and emergency response techniques they learned by correctly administering simulated care in six different performance evaluations.
Example Performance Evaluation:
Performance evaluations typically involve partners of two, where one acts out being the patron and the other as the lifeguard. For a simulated drowning incident, the lifeguard candidate would be expected to be able to provide a reasonable response without the assistance of the instructor or other participants:
Alert others using the whistle and activate the Emergency Action Plan
Use the correct entry method and approach stroke to swim to the patron
Successfully perform the in-water rescue technique, including beginning in-water rescue breathing
Work with a team to safely remove the patron from the water
Once on the pool deck, check the patron's pulse and breathing, and start CPR if needed
At the end of the course, participants must pass the following exams with an 80% or higher:
StarGuard Lifeguard exam (50 questions)
ASHI Emergency Oxygen exam (10 questions)
Speak with one of our instructors－ (480) 429-4079
Professional Rescue Equipment Add-Ons
While some pools equip their staff with the essential personal lifeguard equipment, others may expect their team to obtain them individually. Ensure you're always ready for the job's challenges by adding the essentials during registration.
Red "Certified Lifeguard" Hip Pack (+$18.00)
Easy Seal CPR Barrier Mask (+$18.00)
Fox40 Ultra-Loud Whistle & Lanyard (+$9.00)
"Guard" Red Lifeguard Hat (+$22.00)
Save with our Incentive Program
As a thank you for choosing EUVORI aquatics, we implemented an industry-leading Incentive Program:
First-year: Take our Lifeguard Certification course at our regular low rate.
Second-year: Come back for our shorter and discounted Lifeguard Recertification course.
Third-year: Take 25% off your Lifeguard Recertification course.
Fourth-year: Take 50% off your Lifeguard Recertification course and pick up one free "Professional Rescue Equipment" item on us.
Fifth-year and on: Your lifeguard certification is on us. Thanks for choosing EUVORI!
¹We use a StarGuard ELITE certification card, which is accepted for use in every jurisdiction in the United States. Should you get hired on at one of the few pools that choose to not accept your certification, let us know within 60 days of your certification date and we'll refund your entire participant fee upon receiving documentation of proof.
²We price all of our offerings to be extremely competitive in the industry. If you find someone else offering a similar course in Arizona at a lower price, send us the link and we'll reimburse the difference to your original payment method.