Lifeguard Training/American Red Cross

Course candidates will become American Red Cross certified lifeguards by gaining the necessary skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.

Prerequisites: swim 300 yards (non-stop swimming) of front crawl and breaststroke; swim 20 yards, perform a surface dive 9 feet to retrieve a 10 pound brick, and swim back holding the brick on top of the water (in under 1 minute 40 seconds); and tread water without using hands for 2 minutes.

Participants must have a passing score of 80% or better on all exams and pass the final skill scenarios in order to receive certifications. The course fee includes CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard Training. If certification requirements are not met, certification will not be awarded and no refund will be given.

Age 15+ (Maximum 10 students)

  • April 27th:  7-8pm
  • April 28th:  4pm - 9pm
  • April 29th:  8am - 5pm
  • April 30th:  8am - 4pm
  • May 1st: 4pm - 9pm
  • Y Members: $170
  • Community Members: $200

Register for the April/May Lifeguard session

  • May 18th:  7-8pm
  • May 19th:  4pm - 9pm
  • May 20th:  8am - 5pm
  • May 21st:  8am - 4pm
  • May 22nd: 4pm - 9pm
  • Y Members: $170
  • Community Members: $200

Register for the May Lifeguard session


This class will provide professional instruction on land and water based techniques to effectively teach swim lessons for infants and adults.  All participants must be at least 16 years old. 

This will be offered as a Red Cross blended learning class. The students will be responsible for completing online course work and therefore need access to internet. Prerequisites: 25 yards of Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and 20 yards of butterfly with good form. You will also need to be able to tread water for 1 minute.

*A refund will not be provided if the person registered does not or is unable to complete the prerequisite skills.

*No current sessions are available*