Central Park Aquatic Center offers lifeguard certification through the American Red Cross (ARC); courses are offered on weekends by a certified instructor. Two courses are offered: a first time certification course, lasting 2 weekends (or 4 weekdays) and a re-certification course, lasting 1 weekend.
for course information.
Note: a minimum number of 4 students is needed to conduct each class. If 4 students are not enrolled, the class will be canceled, program fees will be refunded and the class will be rescheduled. Students will be contacted by email regarding any class cancellations. After enrollment, if a student withdraws from the class, a fee of $20 will be required to cover associated fees.
Pool Operator Training
Aquatic Center is proud to be able to offer National Swimming Pool Foundation
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification.
A CPO ® Certificationprovides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool
and spa operations. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by
reducing hazards at aquatic facilities. The NSPF ® Certified Pool/Spa Operator ® (CPO ® ) Certificationprogram, the world's leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, is
available as a blended training program. The CPO ® Certification program is also
eligible for IACET Continuing Education
This two-day class
covers 14-16 hours of information from the NSPF ® Pool & Spa Operator ™ Handbook and local
codes taught by a certified NSPF ® Instructor. This dynamic setting
offers direct interaction with an instructor and fellow students. Pass the open
book exam and earn CPO® certification.
To learn more or to inquire about upcoming class dates, please contact SNPF CPO Instructor Daniel Chase.
Notes: a minimum number of 4 students is needed to conduct each class. If 4 students are not enrolled, the class will be canceled, program fees will be refunded and the class will be rescheduled. Students will be contacted by email regarding any class cancellations. After enrollment, if a student withdraws from the class, a fee of $20 will be required to cover associated fees.
New!! WSI Instructor Training
The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course will teach instructor candidates to teach swim lessons and other water safety programs through instructor lead sessions.
1) 16 years of age by the last scheduled session of the instructor course.
2) Successfully complete the pre-course skills test:
Front Crawl 25 yards
Back Crawl 25 yards
Breast Stroke 25 Yards
Elementary Backstroke 25 yards
Sidestroke 25 yards
Butterfly 15 yards
Maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (float or scull)
Tread water for one minute
Attend and actively participate in all course sessions (no make-up sessions).
Complete all reading and written assignments.
Participate in all water activities.
Successfully complete class activities
Questions? Please call 703-393-2632