Upcoming Pool Programs

2021 Lifeguard Training

These are Blended Learning Lifeguard Courses. All online course work is required to be completed prior to the first class you are currently registering for. The course work will take about 7 hours to complete. The link for the online portion of the class will be sent to you after registering for the course. If you do not receive your link within 3 business days please email Margaret Donnelly at mdonnelly@carbondaleco.net.

For class bring snacks, lunch (Saturday and Sunday), dinner for the evening class, sunscreen, water, multiple towels, multiple bathing suits if you have them, and multiple bathrobes or sweatpants to put on over a wet bathing suit to keep warm while out of the pool watching demonstrations or doing land activities. We will provide you a lifeguard manual and all other items you may need.

The first portion of the in person classes will be the skills test.  You will be required to swim 300 meters without stopping, tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs, and complete a timed event. There is a rest break between the three events. For the timed event; within 1 min and 40 seconds: swim 20 yards, dive feet or head first to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10lb object, return to the surface, kick on your back with both hands holding the object with both hands and return to the starting point, finally put the brick on the side of the pool and exit the water without using a steps or a ladder. You have two tries to pass the timed event.

If you do not pass the skills test you can practice and when you feel successful we can register you for the next Lifeguard training class.  The other option is for us to refund you the cost of the Lifeguard Certification Course.

If you would like to work for the Carbondale Pool after your training.  You are welcome to apply.  If you are hired and work 200 hours in good standing at the pool for the 2021 Summer Season we will refund you $114 of your training fee.


We are offering four separate Lifeguard Training Certification Courses.  Each Certification Course spans the time of one weekend and one week day evening.  You only need to register for one of the courses listed below.  You cannot mix and match the courses; you must take the same course in its entirety.

Course 1: May 1 – 3 (Saturday and Sunday 8:30am – 4:30pm; Monday 4:30 – 8:30pm)
Course 2: May 7 – 10 (Friday 4:30 – 8:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:30am – 4:30pm)
Course 3: May 14 – 16 (Friday 4:30 – 8:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:30am – 4:30pm)


This mini tri for kids is a great way to finish off the swim season.  The swim is in the pool, the bike and run are on the grass around the perimeter of Sopris Park.
Date: Saturday, August 21
Time: 9am – 11am
Cost: Early Registration $15/Day of Registration $20
6-8 years – 1 length swim, 2 laps bike, 1 lap run
9-10 years – 3 length swim, 2 lap bike, 2 lap run
11-12 years – 3 length swim, 3 lap bike, 3 lap run
13-14 years – 5 length swim, 4 lap bike, 4 lap run

Register for the youth tri class and advanced swim lessons and give them a reason and a goal to aim for this summer.