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 On the Field

Umpire Training 

These classes will teach and prepare you for umpiring prior to the baseball and softball seasons. Training only for officials that will work for the City of Charleston.

James Island Recreation Complex 

Days/Times  Ages Cost Activity #
February 6-March 13
15+ FREE N/A

 In the Classroom

Trident Literacy: Work Key G.E.D.

Trident Literacy provides GED prep and Work Keys instruction. Call (843) 747-2223 for an enrollment appointment. 

St. Julian Devine Community Center

Days/Times  Ages Cost Activity #
18+ FREE N/A

 In the Pool 

Lifeguard Training & Certification Courses

This is a blended learning class where a portion will be completed online and the rest will be done at the pool.  Participants must pass prerequisites: swim 300 meters, retrieve a brick from deep water, and tread water for two minutes without using hands. Course includes CPR–PR, First Aid, and AED certifications. Books are not included, but may be downloaded for free or purchased at Please register online at and call for exact course location. 

Spring Course Dates:
February 4-16
March 4-16
April 1-13
May 6-18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool OR W.L. Stephens Pool

Days/Times  Ages Cost Activity #
Monday & Wednesday
15+ $125/Resident
250762-765 (Spring)
450765 (Fall)

Starfish Swim Lesson Instructor Training

Starfish Swimming is a nationally recognized swim instructor curriculum. This innovative and learner-focused program uses an "ages and stages" format to develop instructors through in-water training and small group discussions. Participants must pass prerequisites to show water competency and basic knowledge of swimming skills. Participants must pass written exam with 80% or higher in addition to technical performance and simulation to show understanding of concepts. 

Course Dates
April 2-13

Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool OR W.L. Stephens Pool

Days/Times  Ages Cost Activity #
Tuesday & Thursday
16+ $145/Resident