American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

LIFEGUARDING (15+ yrs)

This is a blended learning class that combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete the initial online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills session.

Provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, as well as provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. The course content and activities prepare participants to respond quickly and effectively in order to prevent drowning and injuries.

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be age 15 by the completion of the course.
  • Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest: -Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface, then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. (Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed). Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs. Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke with face out of the water, surface dive 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim (using only legs) 20 yards back to the starting point while holding the object with both hands and exiting the water without using a ladder or steps.

Completion Requirements:

  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Successfully complete a Submerged Passive Victim in Deep Water Rescue in 1:30 and a Multi Rescuer Response Scenario
  • Score 80 percent or higher on the final written exams.

Certification: An American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguard Training/First Aid (valid for 2 years) and an  American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED (valid for 1 year).

 

date time
MARCH COURSE
Saturday March 9, 16, 23, and 30
11:30am – 5pm (3 hours in rooms and 2.5 hours in water)
APRIL COURSE
Saturday April 6, 13, 20, and 27
11:30am – 5pm (3 hours in rooms and 2.5 hours in water)
MAY COURSE
Saturday May 4, 11, 18 and 25
11:30am – 5pm (3 hours in rooms and 2.5 hours in water)
For questions, please email aquatics@theconnectiononline.org.