Sulphur Parks & Recreation

933 W Parish Rd.   Sulphur, LA   70663     337-527-2500


Lifeguard Classes

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course Information

Location:               SPAR Recreation & Aquatic Center, 933 W. Parish Road, Sulphur, LA 70663

Minimum Age:      15 years old by the last day of class

Course Fee:          $225.00 (includes all course materials) The course fee will be reimbursed for those that are hired by SPAR, work at least 300 hours. Must remain active and with a deadline of November 30.

Payment:                Full payment is due on first day of class

Cash, credit card (Visa, Discover, MC, AX), or check (made payable to SPAR)

Place of Registration: Register online before May 18th or in person after May 18th at SPAR Recreation & Aquatic Center, 933 W. Parish Road, Sulphur, LA 70663    (Registration form is found at the end of course information)

Pre-Course Water Test:    

(a)  Swim 300 yard continuously using front crawl and/or breaststroke (may use goggles)

(b) Tread water for two minutes using only the legs

(c) Complete the following sequence within 1 minute, 40 seconds: 20-yard approach, surface dive to 10’, retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom, return 20 yards on the back holding the brick with both hands, and then exit the pool without the use of a ladder.

Blended Learning:   You will receive an email with the online session link once you register. Complete the online learning portion of the course prior to the first day of the course. Bring your certificate of achievement with you to the first day of the course to be guaranteed a spot in the class

Course Materials:    Lifeguarding Manuals can be downloaded from the American Red Cross website at the following address:

Cancellation Deadline and Fees:  Cancellations must be made in person, and in writing, at SPAR Recreation & Aquatic Center by the registration deadline in order to receive a full refund, less a $25.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations after the deadline are not eligible for a refund nor are the fees transferable to future programs/classes. Refund checks will be mailed within 5-7 business days. Late cancellations could deprive others the opportunity to participate and could potentially jeopardize the course itself! Note: An individual that fails the Pre-Course Water Test will receive a full refund.                             



To view, download and/or print a registration form and information packet for all courses please click here. The packet has instructions, times and important details about each class.


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Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 8:00 pm

(Friday - Gymnasium (Basketball & Volleyball) and Pools close at 7:00 pm)

Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Sunday - Gymnasium open to SPAR Members only. All other areas not affected.)

Fitness Room Only -

4:00 am - 10:00 pm

Extended Hours Available

(see kiosk for information)

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