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.
University of West Florida 850-474-2981
Pensacola Junior College 850-484-1311
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Red Cross 228-762-2455
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.
Did You Know?
The 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards trained on Ship Island and became the first black unit on April 9, 1863 on the Gulf Frontier. They met Confederate forces in battle during a raid on Pascagoula, MS.