Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguarding will be held at the Gallatin Civic Center January 21st through May 18th from 5 to 9 p.m. 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. 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. Lifeguard Certification Course Form

Dates for Classes


  • January 21st to January 26th
  • February 11th to February 16th
  • March 11th to March 16th
  • April 15rd to April 20th
  • May 13th to May 18th

CPR & AED Training


From February through June 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 Robby Riley or call the Gallatin Civic Center at 615-451-5911.You may also print out a form (PDF), or pick one up at the front desk. All CPR/AED students must attend the first two nights of each lifeguard class to receive their certification. 

Dates for Classes


  • January 21st to January 22nd
  • February 11th to February 12th
  • March 11th to March 12th
  • April 15rd to April 16th
  • May 13th to May 14th