Lifeguard Training
Commodore Wilbert E. Longfellow started the American Red Cross Life Saving Corps in 1914 in order to reduce the number of lives lost as a result of drowning.
Today, the Red Cross continues to offer the highest quality of training standards and program materials.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in the skills scenarios.
  • Correctly answer at least 80 percent on both final written exams.

Full class vs. Review Class

A FULL class is primarily for individuals looking to get certified for the first time.  Although most participants are taking the class for the first time, many vetern lifeguards feel taking the full class again help reinforce valuable skills in a more in-depth mannor.

A REVIEW class is designed for individuals currently Red Cross Lifeguard certified.  The review class allows lifeguards to get a quick "refresher" along with re-certifying as a Red Cross Lifeguard for another 2 years.

Participants taking a REVIEW class must bring proof of previous certification -no more than 12 months expired- to the Review class.