The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.
Successful completion requires participation in skills practice. 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. 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 me to discuss this before the course begins.
To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the Lifeguarding course, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills:
300 yard continuous swim of either freestyle or breaststroke
A 10 pound object retrieval in 6 to 8 feet of water in a minute and forty seconds
A 2 minute tread, using legs only
Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross Certificate indicating Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, which is valid for 2 years.
If there are any questions regarding this course, please contact us at 239-321-7553.