The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.

Lifeguarding Course

Take our American Red Cross lifeguarding class* and get on the path to employment in our awesome Aquatics department! Pay starts at $16.25 and includes a free membership. Open to everyone ages 15 and up!

Apply to be a lifeguard and if you are hired and pass the prerequisites and online portion, your course will be free and we'll pay for your time spent during in-person training!

Upcoming Lifeguard Class:

**Date change due to weather!**

Sundays, January 28 + February 4, and Saturday, February 10, 2024
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Must attend all classes. Online content requiring approximately 7 hours to complete will be emailed
after registration and must be complete by the start of the first class.

Cost: $60
Non-refundable after Monday, January 22

Register here!

• Competently swim 300 continuous yards freestyle and/or breaststroke with face in water between breaths.
• Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands.
• Without goggles, swim 20 yards, dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb brick, return to start on back with both hands on brick and exit pool without using ladder/stairs in under 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Prerequisite testing will take place at the beginning of the first class.  Students who do not pass the prerequisites may not continue in the class and will not be eligible for a refund.

*Currently certified Starguard and Ellis lifeguards who are interested in working at the J, contact to explore shorter options to crossover your certification. American Red Cross
guards own their own certification and can guard at any pool that uses Red Cross guards. Ready to apply to be a lifeguard? Click here.