Certification Courses

Certification Classes

We employ Full-Time American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructors to ensure that all employees meet our certification standards through our blended learning classes. Our employees will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to not only prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies, but be comfortable in those real-life situations.



  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Online blended learning portion must be completed BEFORE the start of the in-person class
  • Must be able to pass online blended learning portion, an in-person skills test, and an in-person   written test
  • Swim 300 yards without resting or stopping
  • Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound brick
  • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs
  • Attendance is mandatory for all days
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If you have any questions about certification courses please contact Jacqueline Gray at jgray@swimclubmanagement.com.

COVID-19 Precautions:

To maintain a safe learning environment we will be screening all lifeguards before the start of each class.  This will include a temperature check and completing a short questionnaire.  Each class will have 8 participants and 1 instructor.  We will provide each participant with a mask for class and gloves to be used throughout the class.


Step #1 Watch Online Blended Learning:

All participants must watch this 7-hour course Lifeguarding, AED, and First Aid online learning course. To pass this course you will have to receive an 80% on the final assessment. You must complete this course before your first day of the in-water skills (Step #3).

  • Click here http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af (if it does not open, copy and paste the URL into your browser).

  • If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one – click the “New User” link and complete the information for the account – please make note of your username and password for future access to the online content.

  • The next step will be to click “Confirm.”

  • You are now enrolled. You may launch the content immediately by clicking the “Go To My Enrollments” button, then click the “Launch” link next to the appropriate course. Or, you may log in at a later time.

  • To log in at a later time:

    1. Click http://classes.redcross.org

    2. Enter your username and password.

    3. Go to the “My Learning” tab and the “My Enrollments” page will be displayed.

    4. Select the “Launch” link for the appropriate course to view and take the content.

  • Once you have passed this course please forward your email completion confirmation to jgray@swimclubmanagement.com

  • If you need assistance accessing the online session, please contact the American Red Cross Training Support Center at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), select the option for Health & Safety Training.

Step # 2 Lifeguard Prerequisite Tests:

  • In order to take a lifeguarding class we will be requiring everyone to come and take the prerequisite tests that qualify you to become a lifeguard.  You will sign up for a 45-minute time slot and come to the pool and swim a 300, tread water for 2 minutes, and complete the brick dive.  You will get two chances to complete each test.  Once you pass all three then you can take the lifeguard class.
  • To sign up for a time slot please click on the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44aaa82da2fd0-scmg
  • Please wear an appropriate bathing suit and bring a towel.

Step #3 In-water Skills Lifeguard Classes:

This is a 2-day class where you will practice your Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid skills Before you take a class you will need to finish the online blended learning portion. We will be continuously adding classes throughout the month of June. If you are not able to sign up for a class right away please keep checking back to see if more classes are posted. To sign up for a Lifeguarding Class please click the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44aaa82da2fd0-scmg1

  • Please bring/ wear the following:

    • Please come dressed to swim! Ladies, we recommend wearing a one-piece or a sport-style two-piece. You will be performing mock rescues, swimming laps, and be in and out of the pool frequently. Please bring an extra set of clothes, two towels, and be cognizant of the weather! It often is chilly in the morning during the springtime, so a sweatshirt or sweat pants are great to have on hand. Bring with you water, and snacks to keep yourself fueled and hydrated. Also, please bring and wear sunscreen! If you get burnt the first day I promise you the rest of the weekend will be miserable! If you like to take notes, a notebook and a pen can be useful as well.

  • Lunch Break

    • You will be given 30 minutes to an hour for lunch and we recommend you bring your lunch with you. (There are some restaurants around the club but you may not have enough time to go out for food.)


All certification classes cost $175 and can be paid via debit/ credit card.


If you need recertification we will be sending out more information about those classes shortly.