Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Certification

Fall & Winter

Lifeguard Certification

15 Yr Olds-Adults

Our American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification class is for the individual interested in becoming lifeguard certified for the first time.  The course will teach you the basics in water safety and also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around the water.  Once registered, you will be contacted with directions for accessing the online portion of the class, which takes approximately 8 hours to complete.  All online content must be completed prior to the in-person session.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Mon, Nov 28
  • Cost: $229r/$244nr
  • Instructor: Heidi Berens 
  • Dates: Saturdays | Dec 10-17
  • Times: 8am-2pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Lifeguard Recertification

15 Yr Olds-Adults

Program Description: Our American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification is designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. Recertification class is for those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring). Once registered, you will be contacted with directions for accessing the online portion of the class, which takes approximately 8 hours to complete. All online content must be completed prior to the onsite session. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan 2
  • Cost: $129r/$144nr
  • Instructor: Heidi Berens
  • Date: Sat, Jan 14
  • Time: 8am-3pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Water Safety Instructor Certification

16 Yr Olds-Adults

Want to be a swim lessons instructor? Join us to earn your water safety instructor certification and to gain the skills needed to teach swim lessons to swimmers of every age and ability! Classes are formed based on interest. If you are interested and want more information, email our Assistant Pools Coordinator, Heidi Berens, at hberens@zps.org

Need A Job? We’re Hiring!

Zeeland Recreation is hiring lifeguards and swim instructors! We have a variety of shifts and hours available. Please contact Kris Ferry, Aquatics and Fitness Coordinator, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229 for more information.