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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Sept. 16-19,
Provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.

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Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning

Abrams Indoor Pool
62nd Street BLDG 23001

  • Thu & Fri, 5-8pm
  • Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm

Class Description/Delivery Method:

  • Blended Learning Class:  combination of online learning with in-person water skills.  The online portion must be completed before the start of the in-person skills.
  • Traditional Class: In-person classroom and in-person water skills.

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 aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

Lifeguarding Prerequisites:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.        You 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.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your 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 your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Waterfront Lifeguarding Prerequisites:

  1. Swim 550 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 are allowed.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your 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 your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

4. Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.

The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class.

To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health care professional before participating in the practice sessions.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Cost

Cash or Check

  • $150 Lifeguard Certification
  • $175 Lifeguard Certification with Waterfront Skills
Registration Information

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation.

+1 (254)285-5942 or +1 (254)287-9430

Additional Class Schedule

Lifeguard Certification
Blended Learning

Sep 30-Oct 3, 2021
Thu & Fri, 5-8pm
Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm

Lifeguard Certification
Traditional
(Fall Break)

Nov 20-23, 2021
Sat-Tues, 9am-4:30pm

Lifeguard Certification
Blended Learning
(Winter Break)

Dec 27-29 2021
Mon-Wed, 9am-4:30pm

Lifeguard Certification
Blended Learning

Jan 27-30, 2022
Thu & Fri, 5-8pm
Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm

Lifeguard Certification
Blended Learning

Feb 10-13, 2022
Thu & Fri, 5-8pm
Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm

Lifeguard Certification
Traditional
(Spring Break)

Mar 12-15, 2022
Sat-Tues, 9am-4:30pm

Program
Abrams Indoor Pool