American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Ages 15+
American Red Cross Lifeguard programs are designed to prepare individuals to become certified lifeguards in the pool and waterfront aquatic environments. The program is a combination of various aquatic and non-aquatic safety components.
Each class will consist of online classroom time and on-site classroom and pool time. For the water portion of the program, participants need to bring a bathing suit, goggles, swim cap and towel. For the classroom portion, participants will get everything they need online.
Participants must attend all class days and complete the online material prior to the first day of class. Participants who successfully pass the class will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, including CPR, AED and First Aid, valid for two years.
All participants will be provided a CPR mask.
- Swim 300 Yards continuously (NO STOPPING) demonstrating breath-control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. (Goggles Not Allowed)
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in/out of the water.
- Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
- Return to surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
- Exit the water without holding using the ladder or steps.
September 18 & 19, 2021