Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Courses

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Sedona Community Pool, 570 Posse Ground Road, Sedona Az 86336

The Sedona Community Pool is a Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) Training Center.LG  Through SAI our facility has received professional development training to offer training programs for lifeguards, swim instructors and public water safety classes. All courses are conducted at the Sedona Community Pool, 570 Posse Ground Road, behind West Sedona School.

  • StarGuard and Starfish Swim Instructor Courses available, multiple course dates offered.
  • Registration is required.  Deadline to register is 7 days prior to course start date.
  • To register for any course, call (928) 282-7098.
  • Attendance to all class dates in course is mandatory.
  • No refunds or make-up classes.

StarGuard Lifeguard Training - $95/Participant

The SAI StarGuard Training course is offered to those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard.  This course will certify the participant in StarGuard Lifeguard Training and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional.  Participants will receive a StarGuard Lifeguard training manual and personal mask kit.

The StarGuard courses are blended-learning and require participants to complete approximately 8 hours of online training prior to the first day of class.

Multiple course dates offered:

  • Course #1: March 4 to March 8, 4p-7p, 5 day class
  • Course #2: March 15 & 16, 9a-5:30p, 2 day class
  • Course #3: May 6 to May 10, 4p-7p, 5 day class
  • Course #4: May 18 & 19, 9a-5:30p, 2 day class
Course requirements:

  • Must be 15 years old by the last day of course taken
  • Ability to swim 100 yds. head up non-stop (50 yds. with guard tube)
  • Ability to retrieve a 10 lb. weight from a maximum depth of 7’ water
  • Ability to tread water for one minute without using hands
  • Completion of online training prior to first day of class
  • Attend all class dates in course

Upon registration, participant will receive Participant Letter outlining what to expect/bring to class, workbook and instructions on how to complete the online training.

Starfish Swim Instructor Training - $85/Participant

Do you love to teach? Have a passion for developing lifetime aquatic skills and water safety practices? Become a Starfish Swim Instructor!  This course is designed to instruct participants in the skills and techniques required to teach the fundamentals of swimming and water safety. Anyone interested in teaching swimming lessons with the City of Sedona must have a Starfish Swimming Instructor certification. After successfully completing the course, passing a written test and completing four teach backs, participants will be certified to teach swim lessons as a Starfish Swim Instructor.

Multiple course dates offered:

  • Course #1:  April 13-14 & 19-21, 9a-5:30p
  • Course #2:  May 24-26, 31 & June 1, 9a-5:30p

Course requirements:

  • Must be 16 years old by the last day of course taken

Upon registration, participant will receive Participant Letter outlining what to expect/bring to class.  Workbook will be issued at the first day of class.

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