Event Description

Lifeguard Review - Returning Guards - ARC LG Review June 10-11, 2019 - SBN

Registration Starts: 11/28/2018 - Registration Ends: 6/10/2019

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


Lifeguard Review Class

This class is for those who have ALREADY been Lifeguard Certified by American Red Cross in the past, but whose cards have expired (within thirty days of the last day of the class) or are set to expire before or during the upcoming summer season. If you plan to work as a lifeguard this summer for Sweetwater Pools and your certification cards are expired or will expire, you must take this class. By the end of this two day course you will be recertified for American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogen Training, and First Aid.


The Employee Rate is for employees ONLY:

This class is $135.00 for all who turn in applications BEFORE the class begins. Applications may be found at www.tinyurl.com/swp2019. A valid credit card on file is required to take the course at this price; this card will be charged $205.00 if the an individual registers as an employee then does not work with Sweetwater Pools, Inc. or works less than 100 hours during the summer season; an average pool offers an opportunity to work 780 hours during the lifeguarding season.


To fill out a pre-application for employment please click here.


To fill out the full 2019 Application please go to www.tinyurl.com/swp2019.


Uniforms can be ordered at www.tinyurl.com/swpuniforms. Please be sure to order your uniform early as it takes 10-15 business days (2-3 weeks) to receive our order. 

If you are 16 or older and want to teach swimming lessons please either contact me at aquatics@sweetwaterpoolsinc.com  or sign up! Starting pay is $15.00/HR. Many areas have a need for swimming instructors including Humble, Newport, Richmond, Katy, Memorial, Spring and Sienna Plantation.


Course Site:
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.


Days and Dates of Class:

Monday and Tuesday June 10-11, 2019


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

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



Employees: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Non-Employees: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Before the class it is strongly suggested that students who have not swam in a while or are weaker swimmers take some time to get some practice in. During the spring and summer there will be free practices before some of the classes to prepare for the pre-course test.


 ****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.****


On the First 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 .

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 pound weight, surface and swim back to                  your starting point while keeping both hands on the 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  $50 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.

 Please bring:

  • A swimsuit – Several if you have them

1.   Females should only wear “one-piece” suits

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

  • Pocket Mask (Available for sale for $15.00)

  • 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 on the first day of class 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

Aquatics Director

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

 “All you have to do is swim”


ARC LG Review June 10-11, 2019 - SBN

Date: 11/28/2018 - 6/10/2019Time: 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM