Lifeguard Course



2019 Courses: Classes are Friday's & Sunday's 4-10PM

Course starts: Jan 18th
Class dates
Jan 20th
Jan 25th
Jan 27th
Feb 1st
Class Ends: Feb 8th

Make up class only if needed Feb 10th
Must attend all classes in the course.

Certification Includes:

  • Pre-Course Water Testing
  • Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED For The Lifeguard Professional Certification: Valid 2 years.
  • Knowledge of Disease Transmission Prevention
  • Use of Asthma Inhalers and Auto-Injector Epi-Pens.

                All class fees include the cost of course materials such as books, pocket masks and certification cards. All materials will be distributed on the first day of class.

Purpose of Class:
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 illness until emergency services (EMS) personnel take over.

                Participants must know how to swim with their face in the water and rotary breathing.


  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  2. Swim 300 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 may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only their legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The 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 the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Certification Requirements:

  • Must attend and participate in all class sessions
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  • Pass both the Section 1- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2- Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.

For More Information Or To Register Please Call 732-787-0508 X14.