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Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid/AED

2 Day Course


The primary 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 professional level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services EMS personnel take over.

This is a Blended Learning Course with online coursework, classroom and in-water skills tests. The 7 hour online portion of this course must be completed prior to the first day of class.

Lifeguard Training


  • Participants must be at least 15 years of age on the first day of class
  • Complete Red Cross 7 Hour Online Coursework, must print out verification of completion and bring to the first day of in-class session
  • Pass Swim Test: 300 yard continuous swim of Front Crawl or Breaststroke
  • 2 minute tread using legs only
  • Timed Drill: Retrieve a 10-lb. brick from 7 ft. depth and swim 200 yards with the weight in their hands, using legs only. Once at the wall, the weight is placed on the side and the student must climb out unassisted - so no ladders.

Class Details & Registration

San Diego County
Orange County
San Francisco Bay Area

Things to Know

Certification Requirements
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