Lifeguard Academy
Dates and Times

Any person 16 and up can sign up for one of our lifeguard training academies. If you would like to work with us, you can attend any academy that works with your schedule, and then after hired we will move you to the facilities closest to you. Our lifeguard academies will certify you through Red Cross, once completed successfully. Please check out our scheduled dates. We do add dates frequently based on our staffing needs throughout the summer. 


Hillcrest Country Club

10000 West Pico Blvd.  

Dates: May 1, 2, 3rd


Hillcrest Country Club

10000 West Pico Blvd.  

Dates: May 1, 2, 3rd


Hillcrest Country Club

10000 West Pico Blvd.  

Dates: May 1, 2, 3rd


Academy 1

Academy 2

Academy 3

Follow These Steps to sign up for our lifeguard academy today

Step 1

Fill out the form below & choose a date for academy (put date in "academy"). You can secure your spot in the academy of your choice through payment.

Step 2

Show up to academy with swim suit, towel, change of clothes, pen, paper, and sunscreen. You must do all days of academy fully and pass all tests in order to apply for a position. 

Step 3

Once academy is completed successfully, attend your interview. If you pass your interview, you must fill out all paperwork to gain employement. 

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We do not only have lifeguard positions open at Cooksey's. We also hire managers, swim instructors, summer camp coaches, swim team coaches, aerobics instructors, etc. We start most off as a lifeguard to test the waters, but when you commit to working with us, better opportunities arise!  

Cooksey Perks! 

When you work for Cooksey's Lifeguard, you get to work at the most high-end places in Los Angeles. Country clubs, luxury hotels, fitness clubs, and amazing private homes is where you will spend your summer days! 
We have monthly staff appreciation days, whether BBQing at a park, grabbing pizza together, or having a beach day, we like to keep our people happy. Our staff keeps our business thriving, and we are very thankful! 
You build your own schedule at Cooksey's. Yes, we need lifeguards on weekends and holidays, but other than that you create your own schedule. If you have another job, school, or other obligations, we work around it as long as it is in your availability. 
What You Need to Bring to Lifeguard Training:
Swimsuit (one piece for women)
Notepad and pen 
Water and a sack lunch 
Change of warm clothes 
**You must arrive 15 min. prior to ensure you are ready at start

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost of our Lifeguard Training and Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications? 

We are committed to hiring the best staff to keep our pools safe. So, if you are planning on working with us, we pay for your Red Cross certifications for you. If you are planning on getting your certifications and taking them elsewhere, it is $350 for the entire certification bundle. 

Do I get my lifeguard certifications right away?

If you pay for the lifeguard certifications straight up, you can get them delivered to your email as soon as you successfully pass the lifeguard training. If you are not planning on paying for them, we hold your certifications until you work 300 hours AND are in good standing with our company. This means that you were a responsible, punctual lifeguard. It also means that you gave us your two weeks notice before you left. 


If I don't work the full 300 hours as a lifeguard, can I still get my Red Cross certifications?

No, we will prorate the price for you. For example, if you work 150 hours, we will half the amount of the training cost, so you will pay $175 for your certifications, and so forth. 


What does the lifeguard training include?

The only thing you need to know going into the lifeguard training is how to swim, we will teach you the rest. The lifeguard training includes practical CPR/AED training, First Aid training, as well as in and out of the water saves. The lifeguard tests include a 300 yard swim non-stop, CPR practical, in-water saves, and Red Cross tests that include lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid multiple choice tests. You must pass the written tests with at least an 80%. 

Will I pass the lifeguard training?

We do everything in our power to help every person receive their lifeguard certifications, but you have to put the work in, too. This includes listening during the lifeguard training, watching all of the Red Cross videos on CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard, as well as practicing during your free time. If you cannot pass all of the tests successfully, we will not be able to give you your certifications. 

Do I get hired automatically if I pass the lifeguard training?

We treat the entire lifeguard training as an interview. We are paying attention to whether or not you arrive on time, are ready to put in the work, and have the type of personality that we are looking for in a good lifeguard. Passing the lifeguard training does not automatically get you a job with us, but it does give you a big leg up! 

What would it mean to me to become a lifeguard this summer?

Working as a lifeguard is one of the best jobs you could get as a young adult. Becoming a lifeguard is more than just a minimum wage job at a grocery store. Working as a lifeguard means showing up to a very important job every day. Kids cannot swim safely without you there lifeguarding them, and parents cannot breathe easy without you. Being a lifeguard is a very important job. Once you become a lifeguard it is your job to control the pool, it is your job as a lifeguard to make sure that everyone is safe while you are on duty. Being a lifeguard is a very important job for so many reasons. Getting a job as a lifeguard demands intelligence. Getting a job as a lifeguard demands physical work. Getting a job as a lifeguard means you need to learn a lot about CPR, first aid, and responding to emergencies. If you would like to get a lifeguard job this summer then you are in the right place. Our lifeguard instructors will help you out as much as possible during your lifeguard training so that you can get all the tools you need to pass. Once you pass all of your lifeguard training tests successfully you are able to receive a lifeguard job with Cooksey's Lifeguard and Swim. Becoming a lifeguard this summer will be a great asset to the rest of your life, and an amazing start to your summer. 


Where are we hiring lifeguards?

Cooksey's Lifeguard and Swim Academy has open jobs throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. You can obtain a lifeguard job at multiple clubs in Los Angeles. Places we serve in Los Angeles include Beverly Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Encino, Reseda, Los Angeles, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, and pretty much anywhere in Los Angeles that you can think of! We also are in Long Beach. So if you are looking for a lifeguard job in Long Beach we can definitely help you out with that, too!




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