American Red Cross Training

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
[email protected]
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Click here to register for American Red Cross Training

The City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department's 2024 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Courses are now open for registration. Our courses provide candidates a two year certification in: Lifeguarding, CPR Professional Rescuer, & First Aid when successfully completed.

Course Fee is $75 or...FREE! if you work with us!

We are hiring summer lifeguard now!


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 Free Certification
 Promotional Opportunities
 Multiple Locations
 Flexible Schedules
 Free Uniforms
 Work Year Round
 Make Friends, Have Fun, Be a part of our Team!

Click here to apply for a job with the City of Knoxville!


Lifeguard training offers candidates the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, prevent, and respond to emergencies in and around bodies of water.

Click here for more information and to register.

For Ages:  15+
Certifications: Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/PR - valid for 2 years
Course Timeline:  Friday 5pm-9pm | Saturday 9am-6pm | Sunday 11am-6pm
2024 Spring Courses: 
 Course 1 - $75 - April 12-14
 Course 2 - $75 - April 19-21
 Course 3 - $75 - April 26-28
 Course 4 - $75 - May 3-5  Course 5 - $75 - May 10-12
- All courses require a successfully completed pre-course to officially enter.
- Free Course Practice is available at no cost to any interested student.  
- Pre-test dates for all courses can be scheduled by students on Tuesday & Thursdays (March 12 through May 7) from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Contact KPRD Aquatics staff for more information at [email protected]
Click here for more information and to register.