American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)
Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.
This course will be a blended learning class. Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.
Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.
Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.
Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below. All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.
Swimming: 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.
Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds.
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles 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 in order to breathe (or to get a breath).
- Exit the water without using ladder or steps.