Save $200 when you choose to become a Kroc Lifeguard!
Traditionally, the lifeguard certification course has a fee of $200. This Red Cross Certification includes 27 hours of training over a course of three days. When guards choose to get certified with us and agree to become a Kroc guard, the certification fee will be waived.*
Must successfully complete the pre-course swim skill test prior to registering for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course.
PRE-COURSE SWIM TEST
$25 Registration Fee.
Your 30-minute time slot must be scheduled in advance by calling 217-231-5676.
UPCOMING LIFEGUARD CLASS DATES + TIMES
October 18-23, 2021M-F 4-9pm, Saturday 9am-Noon
November 10-14, 2021W-F 4-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun1-6pm
With college students and high schoolers back in school, The Kroc Center is officially hiring more lifeguards! Lifeguarding is an essential part of our Aquatics department. Traditionally, this position is filled by high schoolers and college students, but adults and retirees are encouraged to consider this very rewarding career.
The Kroc Center’s Christian atmosphere and fun work environment are just two great reasons to join The Kroc Crew. Flexible hours and Kroc membership are two other benefits our team members enjoy.
We asked our current lifeguards what makes their job so great. The answers were so good we have to share a few with you!
“May favorite part? All of the smiles.”
– Gaven | Lifeguard
“We have great management.”
– Sylvia | Lifeguard
“It’s like a big family here.”
– Shelby | Lifeguard
*All fees waived for candidates seeking employment as Kroc lifeguard. Must be employed as a Kroc lifeguard for 1-year. If employment term doesn’t meet the 1-year minimum, regular course fees of $200 must be paid.