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You’re in good hands when you learn lifeguarding at the Y. We have been an industry leader in aquatic safety for more than 100 years, with multiple class options to help new and experienced lifeguards hone their skills.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING COURSE
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
- Must be 15-years-old or older.
- Must be able to swim a continuous 300-yard swim.
- Must be able to tread water for two minutes.
- Must complete a timed swim to retrieve a 10-pound object from under 10 feet of water.
To schedule a pre-test, contact your local branch.
Please note: Course curriculum includes both in-person and online training. At the end of the course, participants will test for Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED certifications.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING COURSE with Water Park Option*
*Optional training/testing for Waterpark Lifeguard certification is available for an additional fee
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING REVIEW COURSE
This class is for current Red Cross Lifeguards needing to renew their certifications. Proof of current certification and pre-requisite swimming tests are required before registration. At the end of the course, participants will test for Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid & CPR Certifications.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR COURSE
This class is for current Red Cross Lifeguards seeking Instructor-Level certification. This certification allows participants to train and certify new lifeguards. Participants will need to complete a pre-requisite swimming and skills test.
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