Is swimming as natural as breathing to you? Are you living in the San Diego vicinity and dreaming of spending your days by the water but need to make some money too? Do you enjoy being there to help others and want to be a part of your community? If you answered yes to these questions, then The Swimming Swan is here to help you achieve success! We are Licensed Training Providers of the American Red Cross with decades of professional experience. 

Our 2-day Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED course is the first step to your new dream job by the water. The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services EMS personnel take over. You must be at least 15 years old, pass a 300-yard continuous swim test in front crawl or breaststroke, and capable of treading water for 2 minutes using only your legs. You will also be required to complete the Red Cross 7 hour online coursework prior to the first day and bring a print out with you for verification.

Do you have a few friends also interested in becoming lifeguards? We work with any group of 5 or more and our instructors will travel to you for on-site group training. For group training we will need access to a pool that is at least 82 degrees, has a deep end of 7-feet, and a comfortable classroom setting. You are flying solo that's great too, check our calendar of available public courses.

We currently offer lifeguard certification courses at 2 locations within San Diego that you may already be familiar with. Green Oak Ranch Retreat and Event Center is 142 acres of beauty with a rich history of helping those in need. The pool overlooks the undeveloped hills around the ranch and is a serene setting to spend your days. The Ranch is under 30 minutes from anywhere in North San Diego County.

If you are looking for more action and want to be closer to the beach, The Plunge is one of the largest indoor pools in Southern California and recently renovated with floor to ceiling windows. The Plunge is open year-round thanks to a retractable roof and features recreational swim with access to "the best inflatable obstacle course in San Diego". They also offer lane swimming, multiple water aerobics classes, and Plunge Masters Swim Team. With all of this activity and private parties too, this location will be humming with action daily! 

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