American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course
Youth / Aquatics -
Youth Summer 2020 - Spring 2021
This course is set up to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for them until EMS can take over. The blended learning format allows the student to work independently on theory utilizing a series of informational videos and tutorials, and then combines that online knowledge acquisition with in-person water, First Aid and CPR/AED hands-on skills training. Cost includes participant materials and supplies. This course requires participants to complete online learning prior to in-class skills sessions. Please make sure to provide a valid email address for the course participant when completing the registration, as the web-based learning segment will be assigned via the email provided.
1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final day of the course
2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
4. Complete the following events in 1 minute 40 seconds:
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Face may be in or out of the water.
- Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 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.
- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Participants MUST pass the prerequisite swimming skills test in order to progress through the classroom portion of the course - participants will NOT be allowed to continue or be certified even if they have completed the online portion and NO refund will be issued.