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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Become a SportsPlex Lifeguard!

a swimmer swims under and black and red banner and approaches the edge of the pool

Looking for a fun summer job? The Opelika SportsPlex is offering a lifeguard training course for those interested in working at the SportsPlex this Summer.


$100 (to be paid after passing Pre-Course)

Step 1: Pre-Course

Dates: February 26th or 27th

Candidates must successfully pass the following requirements to continue with the class:

  • swim 300 yards
  • tread water for 2 minutes
  • retrieve a 10lb brick from the pool and swim with it for 20 yards in a minute and 40 seconds.

Step 2: CPR/AED Home Course

After candidates successfully pass the pre-course, they will be sent a link via email to complete the CPR/AED for professional rescuers and first aid exam at home.

This must be completed before our first in-person course date.

Step 3: In-Person Course


  • March 21 from 5:00-8:30 p.m.
  • March 22 from 5:00-8:30 p.m.
  • March 23 from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • March 24 from 12:00-4:30 p.m.

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