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American Red Cross Lifeguard Course


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$150 member/$175 non-member/ $75 Staff
(+$35 registration fee)

Registration Deadlines

Four days prior to class beginning; failure to register before deadline date may result in class cancellation.

This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Emergency Oxygen and First Aid. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in a pool environment. It is a blended learning class. This means that there will be lots of homework to be completed on a computer. You will be required to complete online lessons before Day 1. The comprehensive course offers up-to date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary. Course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, legal responsibilities, pool management, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.

What to bring

  • Bathing Suit & Towel
  • Multiple dry changes of clothes
  • Water, snacks and lunch
  • Pen, & paper
  • Hardcopy of book or device to read book on (link will be provided)
  • Sun block, sunglasses, and a hat


Alison Daechsel
Aquatics and Member Experience Director

Must be 15 years old on the last day of class! (Bring your ID)

If you have any questions please contact Alison at adaechsel@capitalregionymca.org


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