Local Lifeguard Certification

Gulf Islands National Seashore requires lifeguard applicants to have a current American Red Cross or equivalent lifeguard certification. Those applicants who are not currently certified can contact their local Red Cross chapters or local aquatic facilities to inquire when classes will be held.

Pensacola, Florida

University of West Florida 850-474-2981

Pensacola Junior College 850-484-1311

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Red Cross 228-762-2455

YMCA 228-875-2966

Those interested in applying for a position as a National Park lifeguard may still apply even if enrolled in a lifeguard class during the job announcement period.

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