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 illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
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 a minimum grade of 80 percent.
Certificate Issued and Validity Period:
Certificates will be emailed within 4 weeks of course completion and will be valid for two years.
The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual will be provided during class but not issued. A free digital copy of the book will be sent to participants.