Initial Certification & Recertification classes offered year round!
American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes offered year round to individuals ages 15 and over. Cost for initial Lifeguarding is $350 ($250 for USJ students with ID) and includes the Lifeguard manual in PDF format and the CPR masks for infants and child/adult. Cost for Recertifcation is $150 - bring your own CPR mask (or available for purchase for $15.00).
Class registrants must be able to pass the following pre-requisites on the first day in order to continue with the class:
- 300 yard continuous swim freestyle and breastroke
- 2 minutes of treading water in the deep end using only the legs
- Timed task… swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-lb brick in 7-10 feet of water, resurface, keep 2 hands on the brick at or above the surface of the water, kick 20 yards back to wall… climb out without using stairs or ladder… stand up. Task must be completed in 1 minute and 40 seconds.
In order to pass the course, participants must attend and participate in ALL class sessions, pass a practical final exam, and score at least 80% on two written multiple choice exams.