Lifeguard Certification Pre-Requisites
To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, participant must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. This course provides the essential training necessary to work as a professional lifeguard. Participants must attend all portions of the course to be eligible for certification.
Before beginning coursework, each participant is required to successfully complete the Prerequisite Skills Test:
- Swim 300 yards (front crawl & breast) continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
- Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
- Working with a total time available of one minute, 40 seconds: Start in the water, swim 20 yards; then, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface. Swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands holding the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Lifeguard Certification Course
After a student passes the prerequisite skills test, during the Lifeguard Certification Course, instructors will use videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice to encourage teamwork, and teach rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED, and other skills. Successful completion results in a two-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes First Aid, professional-level CPR, and AED.
There are no refunds once the course has been taught. This includes participants who do not successfully complete the course, those who do not attend all scheduled class dates and times, students who do not pass course land and water skills with proficiency (according to American Red Cross requirements), and those who do not pass the written exam.
Full cost due at registration. Students who do not pass the prerequisite skills test will be refunded $150 of the $200.