Lifeguard Certification Courses

Lifeguard Certification Courses

June 27th, 29th, 30th

Meeting Times June Course:

  • Thursday: 5:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

There will be breaks throughout the sessions.

Additional Course Information

Please email Tori Banning for all Lifeguard Certification Class inquiries: [email protected]

This course is for people ages 15 and up, looking to be certified as a lifeguard for the first time. 7 hours of online training is required before attending the in-class session. Instructions and a link will be sent out 7-10 days before the start of the course.

Course Overview

Upon the successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First-Aid/CPR/AED with Bloodborne Pathogens Training, which is valid for 2 years.

Course prerequisites

1. Candidates must be 15 years of age by the end of the lifeguard course. A government-issued ID is required to provide proof of age.

2. Must be able to perform the following skills at the pre-course session:

You must complete the following sequence:

  • Jump into the water from the side, totally submerge, recover to
    the surface and swim 150 yards.
  • After swimming 150 yards, maintain position at the surface of the
    water without support for 2 minutes by treading.
  • After maintaining position at the surface of the water for
    2 minutes, swim 50 more yards.
  • While swimming, you must swim continuously, keeping your face in
    the water and demonstrating good breath control.
  • You may use the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.
    Swimming on the back or side is not permitted.
  • Swim goggles are allowed.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Goggles are not allowed for the timed event.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of
      the water.
    • Surface dive (feet-first or head-first) to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to
      retrieve a 10-pound object.
    •  Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return
      to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both
      hands and keeping your face at or near the surface. Swimming
      the distance underwater is not permitted.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or the steps.
Course requirements

1. Attendance to all classes is mandatory. If the participant cannot make all class times, the participant does not pass the course. There are no exceptions and no refunds. You may receive a 50% refund if you give at least 10 days of notice that you will not be able to attend the course to allow us time to fill the spot. Please double-check the dates and times before registration.

2. Active participation in all class sessions.

3. Demonstrate competency in all required skills.

4. Must demonstrate the necessary maturity and professionalism required of a lifeguard.

5. Demonstrate competency in all final scenarios.

6. Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in each of the two sections of the final written exam.

What to bring to class:
  • Suitable swimsuit, multiple towels, change of clothes
  • Food & drinks
  • Pen

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

Cottingham Campus
6/27/24 - 6/30/24

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
4/22/24 8/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 215.00

Available Sessions

06/27/24 - 06/30/24