ABOUT TOP GUARD TRAINING

For all your aquatic and waterfront needs.

We're Serious About Training

We Design Every Training Program to Best Fit Your Facility and Waterfront(s) Needs

WE TAKE EVERY FACTOR INTO CONSIDERATION ENSURING YOUR GUARDS ARE RESCUE-READY BY THE TIME THEY LEAVE OUR TRAINING.

Each lifeguard receives the Red Cross LGT certification. We pride ourselves on teaching beyond the standards and requirements. Lifeguards who graduate from our course have proven to need less in-service training than other aquatic certification programs.

JERRY REID

Senior Instructor
Jerry Reid was practically born in the water. Raised in the ocean, born to a surfing family, and having participated in many Junior Lifeguard programs throughout the state before he was 16, his dedication to keeping training programs fresh and creative is unmatched. Jerry has spent the last 25 years training lifeguards at city pools, day camps, residential summer camps, large waterfront operations, and high-risk motorized lake programs involving wave runners, ski boats, tubing programs, and houseboat operations. In addition, Jerry has hired, trained, and supervised thousands of employees across the globe and his expertise in Human Resources is invaluable to have the best staff in all of our aquatic programmings.

HANNAH GISH

Instructor
Hannah has been a lifeguard for three years two of which has been with Top Guard Training and is a certified Lifeguard Instructor. Beyond her time on the pool deck as a lifeguard, she has an extensive background in water polo and swimming. She currently is a student-athlete at Fresno Pacific University on the women’s water polo team. In her off time, you can find her on the dock at Sequoia Lake Camp. Hannah is excited to see you on the pool deck!

SARAH REID

Instructor
Sarah Reid, Jerry’s wife and mother of their two children, Payton and Tyler, has been a lifeguard, swim instructor, and a pool manager for more than 20 years. She is a specialist in CPR, AED, and advanced First Aid. Sarah has managed youth and adult sports, aquatic programs, preschool, enrichment classes and activities, and after school programs. Throughout these various programs, she has hired, trained, and supervised hundreds of employees. Currently, she is the Director of a Community Services Department.

CELESTE TORRES

Swim Director

Celeste has been a swim instructor and lifeguard for more than 20 years. She began her career in a small town in Sanger, California where she worked for eight years in high school and college. After college she worked for several municipalities from City of Davis, California to the City of Reno, Nevada. Celeste has been a Recreation Supervisor for the last 12 years mentoring and teaching over 100 young coaches. She has two children of her own. She has really cherished the ability to help them learn and grow through swim lessons as the parent instructor. One of her greatest passions is working with and mentoring dedicated swim instructors. In her free time she enjoys serving the community whether it’s volunteering at a local Community Center or working in the youth center at her church. 

JENNA EVANS

Instructor
Jenna has been with the American Red Cross for the last 8 years as a Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor, and Swim Instructor. After teaching University Swim and Lifeguarding courses in Oahu, she opened a swim school in Washington and settled in as Assistant Aquatic Director at a club pool. In 2018 she joined the Top Guard Training staff as an Instructor & Pool Manager.

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