Free Lifeguard Training

Lifeguards in training, doing CPR procedure with victim.

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation offers free lifeguard training certification courses for Summer 2018. Courses run through June 2018 and DPR has waived all fees until March 31. DC residents and residents from surrounding areas can register now. Starting April 1, the courses will be available for a nominal fee. For more information on the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP), visit