Lifeguarding Certification Courses

Lifeguarding Certification Courses

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:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
    Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • 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 the back 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. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Course requirements

1. Attendance to all classes is mandatory. If participant cannot make all class times, the participant does not pass the course. There are no exceptions and no refunds. Please double check dates and times prior to 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 swim suit, towel, change of clothes
  • Snacks/drinks
  • Pen

ARC Lifeguard Blended Learning Certification

Cottingham Campus
3/11/22 - 5/29/22
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Additional Course Information

7 hours of online training is required before attending the in-class session. Instructions and a link will be sent out 14 days before the start of the course.

Meeting Times:

Friday: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am-4:30pm

A 1-hour lunch break will be given on Saturday and Sunday.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/23/22 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 175.00$ 200.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/11/22 - 03/13/22
0 Registered.
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Closes
03/08/2022
05/27/22 - 05/29/22
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Closes
05/24/2022

ARC Lifeguard Recertification

Cottingham Campus
2/20/22 - 5/15/22
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Additional Course Information
Lifeguard Recertification Course Requirements
  • You must successfully complete the lifeguarding course pre-requisites and successfully satisfy all course requirements.
  • You must be registered for the course before your certification expires.
  • You must finish the course within 30 days of expiration.
  • You cannot lifeguard during the time your certification is expired.
Meeting Time

Sunday: 1:00pm-7:00pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/11/22 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 80.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
02/20/22
1:00 pm - 6 hrs
8 / 9 Available Register  
Closes
02/17/2022
05/15/22
1:00 pm - 6 hrs
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Closes
05/12/2022