Parks, Recreation and Community Services


Lifeguard Training at Sippy Woodhead Pool

The program teaches lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent and respond to emergencies. Participants will demonstrate 300-yards continuous swim, using the front crawl and breastroke, retrieve a 10lb- weight in 7 feet of water, and tread water with legs only for two minutes.

Sippy Woodhead:  

Saturday, February 23 • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Price:  $75/Session ($95/Non-Resident)     

Operation Splash
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCSD) is once again teaming up with Kaiser Permanente to help residents stay cool and fit during the hot summer months. Scholarships are available for a variety of aquatics programs (swim lessons, Jr. Lifeguard and pool passes) thanks to a generous grant from the Kaiser Permanente. PRCSD and Kaiser will sponsor qualifying low-income individuals in Riverside communities to participate in the above mentioned activities. Requirement: need proof of income, identification (California I.D. or Drivers License) and current address.
If you are interested in applying, please download the application on the forms page or apply at your local community center.

Scholarships available, click here.


Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be granted unless class is cancelled. Credits will be issued for the amount of the course if the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is notified before the second class meeting. Exceptions – Special Events, Aquatics, Lifeguard Training, Day Camps, and After School programs, due to high demand and limited spacing, credits, transfers or refunds will not be issued.
Refunds will not be granted for Youth Sports programs, however credits will be issued if requested in writing two weeks prior to the first scheduled game.
Online registration transaction fees are non-refundable.