Lifeguard Training & Certification

Lifeguard Training


Minimum age: 15 years old by the last day of class.
Become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard! After successful completion, the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and Administering Emergency Oxygen. Students should bring lunch each day. Required prerequisites must be successfully completed on the first day of class.

Prerequisite swimming skills test on first day of class are as follows:
  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing (freestyle and breaststroke only)
  • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs
  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object from 7 to 10 feet of water, swim 20-yards on the back to the starting point with both hands holding the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute 40 seconds
Spring 2018 class information will be available in December 2017.

Lifeguard Training Review


Minimum Age: 16 years old
For those who have taken a lifeguard training course and need to renew their certifications. Course includes lecture and video review, skills practice and testing (written and skills). Upon successful completion the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. Bring lunch. Must provide proof of current certification.

Spring 2018 class information will be available in December 2017.

Lifeguard Instructor Course


This course trains instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Students must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate, successfully complete the Online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course in the American Red Cross Learning Center before the first class (details will be given after registering) and successfully pass the prerequisite skills on the first day. $35 must be paid to the American Red Cross for the Online Introduction (must be completed before first class, you will receive information after registering). Attendance is required at all classes.

No Lifeguard Instructor Courses currently scheduled.