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 $15.50 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 pre-requisites and online portion, we'll pay for your time spent during in-person training!

Upcoming Lifeguard Class:

August 19, 22, and 23 + prerequisite skills testing
Prerequisite skills testing: Come to the pool any time between 11am and 4pm, August 15-18, to complete your prerequisites (listed below).

Must attend all classes. Online content requiring approximately 7 hours to complete will be emailed
after registration and must be complete by August 22.

Cost: $41
Non-refundable after Monday, August 15

Register Today! Registration code: AQ421

• 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.

*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.

Register for our Lifeguarding Class here!