Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Classes will be held at the Gallatin Civic Center during the dates and times listed below.

All participants must be at least 15 years of age and able to complete a pre-course swimming test including a 300 yard swim of front crawl and breaststroke, a timed test of swimming to the deep end to pick up a brick off the bottom of the pool, and treading water for two minutes without the use of your hands. 

On the Friday before each class at 6 p.m. there will be a mandatory swim test that you must pass before finishing the rest of class. If you do not pass this portion, you cannot complete the rest of class for that session. There is a $10 non-refundable fee with any refunds.

Certification is awarded only with successful completion of CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid, as well as a final skill and written test. The cost is $225 for the week, or you can take the CPR/AED portion for $75.

Spring 2023:

  • February 13 — 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. & February 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 20 — 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. & March 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 17 — 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • May 22 — 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. & May 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Lifeguard Certification Class Form — 2023

CPR & AED Training

The Gallatin Civic Center offers several 2-day CPR/AED Training Sessions. For $75, attendees will gain CPR and AED certifications. Class scheduling depends on interest. If you have questions or would like to sign up, email Seth Terrell or call the Gallatin Civic Center at 615-451-5911. You may also fill out a form at the Civic Center front desk. All CPR/AED students must attend the first two nights of each lifeguard class to receive their certification.