Lifeguard Certification Classes

The Independence Aquatic Center is HIRING responsible and hardworking certified lifeguards for the 2023 Season. We are also HIRING WSI CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS (WSI is Water Safety Instructor Training- Lifeguards with specific training to teach swim lessons instructors)... Independence Parks & Recreation will reimburse a portion of the 2023 WSI Class fee & give a pay increase to all lifeguards who work for the Independence Aquatic Center in the 2023 Season. Applications are available at the Falcon Civic Center & by clicking on job opportunities on this website.

Lifeguard Training offered at the Wellness and Recreation Center at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls... LEARN TO SAVE LIVES!
 To register, view registration policies, and for a description of classes, Visit the UNI Website 
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Lifeguard Training offered at THE W at Wartburg College, Waverly!! LEARN TO SAVE LIVES!!
To register, view registration policies, deadlines, and for a description of classes, Visit

A full list of lifeguard certification classes offered across the State of Iowa can be found at

If you would like to become a certified lifeguard and are looking for classes, you may contact the American Red Cross, Grant Wood Area Chapter @ 319-393-3500 or visit their website at You may also go to the Iowa Parks & Recreation Association Page @ and click on Aquatics for a complete list of classes offered around Iowa. 

We continue to work to be able to offer a variety of certification classes right here at home in Independence. Once Instructors are found and classes are scheduled, information will be posted on our Facebook Pages or you may contact Angie @ 319-334-6711. Follow Independence Parks & Recreation or Independence Aquatic Center on Facebook.