Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid.
Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older.
*Complete the approximately 7 hours of online coursework before the first in-person day of class.
*Minimum age of 15 on or before the last day of the scheduled class.
*Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both.
*Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
*Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes.
Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Coordinator, Aquatics & Safety Education, Jared Lindorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-5407 prior to the course.
Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
Minimum Participants Required: 5
Payment for this course also provides you with a CPR mask and a hard copy of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Participants Manual which you will be able to keep after this course.