Event Description

Lifeguard Full - New Guards - LG Full - June 24-27, 2019 - SBN

Registration Starts: 11/19/2018 - Registration Ends: 6/24/2019

Spring Branch Natatorium (10403 Tiger Trail, Houston, TX, 77043 )


Lifeguard Full Class


This class is for those seeking lifeguard certification and  who have never been lifeguard certified by American Red Cross in the past. At the completion of this four day course you will receive American Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, and First Aid. This class is mandatory for all prospective Sweetwater Pools employees who have never before been Lifeguard Certified by American Red Cross.


The Employee Rate is for prospective employees ONLY:

This class is discounted for all who turn in applications BEFORE the class begins and plan to work with us ($280 to $205). Please turn in an application through Docusign at www.tinurl.com/swp2019. Another benefit of certifying early is that you get first pick of pools to work at during the summer. Because this class is priced lower than the cost to give the class we will require a valid credit card on file; this card will be charged the full Non-Employee Rate of $280.00 if an individual registers as an employee then does not work with Sweetwater Pools, Inc. or works less than 150 hours during the summer season; an average pool offers an opportunity to work 780 hours during the lifeguarding season.

To apply to work the 2019 Summer Season with Sweetwater Pools, Inc. please go to www.tinyurl.com/swp2019


Anyone over 16 and interested in teaching swimming lessons please contact Justin at aquatics@sweetwaterpoolsinc.com or call or text 281-988-8480 and ask about how to get certified. We have WSI classes going on throughout the year.



This class is held at:

Spring Branch Natatorium
10404 Tiger Trail
Houston, TX 77043

Tiger Trail is located off of Gessner, 1 block south of the Hammerly Intersection. Drive past the high school, and then the Natatorium is the cream colored building next to the baseball field.

Coming from Beltway 8 and Hammerly, take a right onto Shadowdale and follow that around to a stop sign.  Go straight at the stop sign and the pool is on the left.

Please use the North Entrance of the Natatorium (Closest to the baseball field). All other doors are locked for security reasons.

Dates of Class: June 24-27, 2019

Times for Employees: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Times for Non-Employees: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


****Please enroll in a Pre-Course Swim Practice (it's FREE)if you have not swam in a while or want to get some tips and practice on how to complete the Pre-Course Swim Test that is required to even start the Lifeguarding Certification course.****

Each day of class:

·         Sweetwater Pools employees (and those who have applied to work for Sweetwater Pools) please arrive by 8:00 AM in order to complete their employee orientation, I-9 paperwork, learn how to test the pool water, brush the walls, vacuum the pool, positively interact with patrons of all ages, learn how to clean bathrooms, fill out necessary daily paperwork, learn the basics of a pump room and how to do some basic troubleshooting, learn how to backwash, discuss company policies and special weather and safety situations, go over the clock in  and out system,  discuss the basics of Dream Scheduler, go over the season's in-service schedule and the importance of continued education as a lifeguard, get information about socials and employee incentive programs and awards throughout the summer season and any other pertinent information necessary to be a great Sweetwater Pools, Inc. employee.

  • Non-Employees need to arrive at 9:00 AM each day.


Please be prepared to complete the Pre-Course Swim Test on the first day at 9:00 AM. The swim test includes:

  • 300 yard continuous swim using any combination of freestyle and/or breaststroke.  The candidate cannot stop on the walls, pull on the rope or float on their back. This swim must be done with some front crawl with rhythmic breathing and breaststroke; backstroke is prohibited by the Red Cross for the purpose of this test.

  • Brick retrieval - swim 20 yards, surface dive to the bottom, retrieve a 10 lbs. weight, surface and swim back to your starting point while keeping both hands on the 10 lbs. weight.

  • Tread water 2 minutes, no hands, using legs only.

If the Pre-Course Swim Test is not completed for any reason the candidate will not be allowed to continue the course. Please call the office to reschedule your training for the next available course AND log into the registration website to register for an upcoming Class Pre-Course Swim Practice (this swim practice is FREE for all, and mandatory for those who fail their Pre-Course Swim Test and wish to try again).If Lifeguarding candidate fails the Pre-Course Swim Test and decides not to pursue lifeguard certification further, a refund will be issued minus the  $75 deposit.


Prospective Sweetwater Pools, Inc. employees only:

1. Please bring any hiring paperwork you have yet to turn in such as applications, uniform orders, etc.

2.  Please bring I-9 verification documents with you on the first day of class. Acceptable documents include a picture ID such as a driver’s license or school ID AND your Social Security Card or Birth Certificate. A valid passport is also acceptable documentation for the I-9 verification. Only original documents will be accepted. Please put these documents into an envelope or Ziploc bag with your name on it. They will be returned to you as soon as the form is completed by SWP instructors. The following link will take you to a website that explains the I-9 Form.



All prospective lifeguards please take care of all payments on or before the first day of class. If you bring cash, please put it in a plastic bag with your name on it. Employees have the option of filling out a payroll deduction form; please contact the Aquatics Director by phone or email to get a form and fill it out before the first day of class. The form may be turned in on the first day of class. Review the Sweetwater Pools, Inc. course payment and refund policy here.


Each day please bring:

  • A swimsuit – Several if you have them

1.   Females should wear “one-piece” suits

2.   Males should wear “board-short” type suits (no “Speedos”)

  • One or more towels.

  • A pen for writing.

  • Snacks & drinks.

  • A change of clothes, including some warm clothes as the facility and water can be cold at times. Some participants have even brought blankets or jackets to stay warm.

  • If a class is outdoors be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and any clothes depending on the weather forecast. Early season classes mean cold water so please bring appropriate clothes to stay warm

There will be a short lunch break around midday and several small breaks throughout the class as the instructors deem necessary.

Please do NOT bring valuables to class. The Spring Branch Natatorium has lockers available in the Men’s and Women’s Dressing Rooms if necessary. Students may bring a lock to secure their belongings in one of the available lockers.


If you have questions, please contact the office at (281) 988-8480 or reply by sending an email to aquatics@sweetwaterpoolsinc.com.


Justin O'Sullivan

Aquatic Director

Sweetwater Pools, Inc.
281-988-8480 phone
281-988-8503 fax

 “All you have to do is swim”

LG Full - June 24-27, 2019 - SBN

Date: 11/19/2018 - 6/24/2019Time: 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM