Certification Course

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. This course certifies successful participants in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First-Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Course Fee

$252

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Use the digital lifeguard manual and save $76 on your course fees. 

Course Description

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for injured patrons. This course certifies successful participants in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First-Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Course schedule is an Intensive format which requiring sustained energy and focus for several hours in the pool.

Course Dates

March 2020

27th, 28th & April 4th

May 2020

1st, 2nd & 9th

June 2020

5th, 6th & 13th

August 2020

7th,8th, 15th

October 2020

2nd, 3rd & 10th

Canceled

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further notice

The American Red Cross has canceled all Lifeguard courses until further notice due to safety and health concerns related to the Coronavirus.

Course Sessions

  1. Session 1: Friday 5:30pm to 9:30pm

  2. Session 2: Saturday Noon - 9:30pm

  3. Session 3: Saturday Noon - 9:30pm

Unless otherwise noted, our Lifeguard Courses are a Blended Learning, Intensive Course using a 3 session format indicated above.

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Course Requirements

  • Participants must be at least 15 years of age on or before the last course date.

  • Swim 300 yards continuously using crawl stroke or breaststroke, demonstrating rhythmic breathing. (Must swim with your face in the water)

  • 2 minutes of treading water without using your hands. (Your head must stay above water)

  • Timed 10# brick retrieval in 8 feet of water. (20 yard swim, dive to retrieve object, swim 20 yards back - on your back - without your hands)

  • This is a blended learning course which means students must complete online coursework prior to, and between the class sessions.

  • Students must attend all course sessions and actively participate in skills practice

  • Students must successfully complete final skills and written testing at the end of Day 2 in order to gain Certification.

  • Certification is not guaranteed, success is based on demonstrating competency in all of the skills. We will not lower the American Red Cross bar for lifeguards in order to pass a course participation. No exceptions.    ​

Tryout Before You Register

Not sure you can pass the physical requirements of lifeguarding? No problem! We encourage you to Try-out the Pre-Course skills before enrolling in a certification course. Pay $29 and "try-out" before enrolling in the Lifeguarding Course. If you pass the requirements, we will apply your course fee to the certification course. If you are unsuccessful we will give you the feedback on how to improve and pass the test in the future.