Lifeguard Training


Want to have a splash at the pool this summer while earning extra money and gaining valuable work experience?

Individuals interested in becoming a lifeguard at one of the City of Fort Worth's aquatic facilities are asked to undergo tryouts before completing the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course. Class participants must be 15 or older to take the class, and must be 16 or older to work for the City of Fort Worth.

Participants must pass a swimming pre-test to qualify for the class. This pre-test will consist of:

  • A 300 meter swim (front crawl or breast stroke)
  • Treading water for two minutes, without using hands
  • A timed brick retrieval from a depth of 12 feet



All classes and tryouts will be held at the Texas Wesleyan University indoor pool, located in the Sid Richardson Building at 1101 Collard St., on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December  11, 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, December  18, 12 p.m.
  • Friday, January 7, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 8, 12 p.m.
  • Friday, January 14, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, January 21, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday,  January 22, 12 p.m.
  • Saturday,  February 12, 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 19, 5 p.m.
  •  Saturday, March 5, 5 p.m.


December 2021 class:

  • December 20-29, Monday- Wednesday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Spring 2022 classes: (Dates to be determined)

  • Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2-10 p.m. 

Class schedules will be provided upon completion of pretest and minimum required participants. Student must attend all assigned class days (no make ups).


For more information, contact the City of Fort Worth Aquatics division at 817-392-7691.