Training & Certification

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training & Certification

Learn to respond to aquatic emergencies with this comprehensive training. Upon completion participants receive a 2 year certification in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR for the Professional, and AED.

All classes use a blended learning program requiring about seven hours online at home to watch videos and complete tests. A $65 fee will be charged to those who do not pass, drop or transfer to another class. Minimum of three participants per class. Please contact Larry Jones for more information.

Phase 1: Swim Test

Must show up prepared to swim.
Must be 15 years old, able to swim 300 yards without rest/stop, dive 10′ retrieve a 10lb. brick, kick on your back with the brick for 20 yards, and tread water for 2 minutes, using only your legs.

Phase 2: Online Study

After you pass the swim test, you will receive a link to register for the online study portion through the American Red Cross. You will need to pay the $35 course fee. Activate your training online and complete the 7.25 hours of online study on your own time before the Phase 3 date.

Phase 3: Pool Skills

Must show up with online study completed. Be prepared to learn, practice, and demonstrate all lifeguard skills.

Certification Session Dates

Phase 1: February 22nd 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Phase 2: Online
Phase 3: March 10th 4:30 – 9:30 pm, March 11th 12:30 – 6:30 pm & March 12th 12:30 – 6:30 pm

Members: $300
Non-Members $350

Re-certification Session Dates

Phase 1: March 15th 8:00 – 9:00pm
Phase 2: Online
Phase 3: March 26th 12:30 – 6:30pm

Members: $120
Non-Members: $155

Contact Larry Jones to sign up or to learn more.

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Water Safety Instructor Course

Learn to teach people how to be safe in, on, and around the water, and to teach individuals of different ages and abilities how to swim.

Participants must be at least 16 years old and be able to perform the following swimming skills: 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards of butterfly. Participants must also be able to maintain a back float for one minute in deep water and tread water for one minute.

A portion of this class will need to be done online. Please log in to The Red Cross to create an account and email Cheryl Burnside with your username and password. Must be completed two weeks prior to the start of the class. Failure to follow this step will result in a $65 charge.

All classes use a blended learning program requiring time at home to complete assignments and less lecture time on site. Participants can expect to spend six-eight hours of time completing the work prior to the start of class. Lesson one must be completed prior to the first in-person class date. Participants not prepared for class must transfer to a later class.

Participants must attend each class within the session.

Dates & Times

Registration closes March 1st.


Members | $335
Non-members | $375

Note: there is an additional $35 fee for the online course through the American Red Cross.

For more information regarding the certification courses, please email Larry Jones or call 610.431.7000.