Aquatic Certification Courses

American Red Cross Professional Lifeguard Course

Course Description: Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue skills, surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED and more. These are all skills you will need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Course Details: The course is Blended Learning which means you will be required to complete a portion of the class through online educational modules. Practical skills will be taught and demonstrated during in-class sessions with the instructor. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes First Aid, professional-level CPR and AED in one certificate. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of course.

Course Requirements: Course participants must be at least 15 years old. They must be able to swim 300 yards of freestyle, tread water without using their hands for 2 minutes and retrieve a brick in 7 feet of water. If you are not a strong swimmer, please take swimming lessons before this class. To successfully complete the course, participants must attend all sessions, score at least 80% on two written tests and pass the practical portion of the exam.

Registration Fees:  The total registration fee for the course is $275. Payments can be completed in person with Guest Services at Hutchins Street Square at 125 S. Hutchins Street or online. To be enrolled in a Lifeguard Course, you must make full payment and turn in a completed copy of the Legal Consent Waiver of Liability Form. Upon online registration, you will receive an email with the Legal Consent Waiver of Liability Form. A completed form can be scanned back to the Aquatics Program Coordinator or delivered to Guest Services at Hutchins Street Square.

Cancellation Policy:  Upon early cancellation or failure of the course, I understand I will receive a refund of $175 for holding a spot in the course. Upon cancelling on or after the first day of the scheduled course, I understand I will not receive a refund. I understand that I cannot directly transfer from one course date to a future course. However, I may cancel an existing course before the course begins to receive a partial refund ($175) and enroll in a future course date. I understand that attendance to all scheduled course dates and times are mandatory to successfully pass the certification course, and that no makeup dates or sessions will be offered if missed.

For more information or interest about Lifeguard Courses, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Aquatics Section at

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