Free Lifeguard Training

Lifeguards in training, doing CPR procedure with victim.

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers free lifeguard training certification courses for Summer 2018. Courses run through June 2018. DPR has waived all fees until March 31. DC residents can register now. Starting April 1, the courses will be available for a nominal fee. For additional information on the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP), visit