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Pratt Aquatic Center

Darwin Cook
Parks and Recreation Director

Josh DeCola
Aquatic Center Manager

Pratt Aquatic Center
55 North 200 West
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.882.3247

Lifeguard Certification Course*

Work for Tooele City and take the lifeguard class for free!

If not currently working for Tooele City the course fee is $125.

You must be 16 years old to work for Tooele City as a lifeguard or aquatics aid.

To pass the class you must pass a skills evaluation, and have 100% class attendance.

*You can be 15 years old to take this class, but you will need to pay the course fee of $125 and wait until you are 16 years old to work as a life guard for Tooele City.


Lifeguarding Training is offered at the Pratt Aquatic Center. 

Must be at least 16 years of age, pass a skills evaluation, and attend all sessions including the pre-test.

List of Requirements:

1. The minimum age to be a lifeguard for Tooele City is 16 years of age.

2. Please bring proof of age to the pre-test.

3. To participate in the class you must be able to pass the pretest of the following skills:

A) Swim 300 yards or 12 lengths continuously in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing (swim with face in the water), 100 yards of breaststroke (breaststroke kick), 100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. Swimming on side or back is not allowed. Goggles are also not allowed.

B) Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive 1-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object using only legs and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. This must be done within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

C) Tread water legs only for 2 minutes. The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course.

D) Bring a swimsuit and towel to every class.

REGISTER for our next class!


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