Flexible training courses are available in person or via blended learning, which combines online coursework with in-person skills sessions. In addition to full courses, lifeguarding review courses (abbreviated recertification courses) are also available for those who hold current lifeguarding certifications or certification expired by no more than 30 days. In addition to full courses, lifeguarding review courses (abbreviated recertification courses) are also available for those who hold current lifeguarding certifications or certification expired by no more than 30 days.
What to Expect from Lifeguarding & Water Safety Training
Your facility will benefit from our premier lifeguarding safety programs, which not only include training for a variety of water environments but also third-party assessment of lifeguarding operations. Courses are designed and taught by our industry-leading professionals who understand how to prevent and manage emergencies in and around the water. This training includes water and land rescue techniques and how to deliver critical care such as CPR, use an AED and perform first aid when moments matter.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes
The American Red Cross lifeguarding classes are designed with your learning style in mind. Our traditional in-person lecture is available to those who prefer a more traditional classroom setting while our blended courses mix both conventional learning along with vital hands- on training. Whatever course design you prefer, our trained team of experts are here to teach you how to respond safely and effectively in the event of a lifeguarding emergency.
During your training process you will be tested on your CPR and First Aid skills, to name a few. The Red Cross provides useful study tools to help you prepare for your lifeguarding test. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual contains skills sheets and references to help you understand the importance of water safety and arm you with all of the knowledge necessary to help save lives and avoid injury.
Lifeguarding - time commitment
- Traditional in-person classes. Course length: 25 hours, 20 minutes
- Blended learning classes. Course length: 19 hours, 30 minutes in-person and 7 hours 30 minutes online. Total - 27 hours
- Review/Recertification. Course length: 9 hours, 40 minutes
Minimum age: 15 years
Aquatic skills: Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using feet only; Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds of starting in the water, swim 20 yards and retrieve a 10 pound object at the depth of 7-10 feet, return to the surface, swim on the back to starting point and exit the water without using steps or ladder.
CPR & AED & First Aid
We offer courses in CPR, AED and First Aid as well. Check out our page on CPR and First Aid.
Contact us today to schedule lifeguard training or CPR/AED and First Aid at your aquatic facility.