Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue, and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED, and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Class
ALL CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FULL
This class is a 29-hour course and participants must attend all days scheduled. The fee includes all materials for the class. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years. Must be at least 15 years old on or before the final day of course.
Fee: $240 | JCC Member $200
All classes will be held at the JCC pool except for two days of the lifeguard class (Tuesday & Thursday, and one day of the lifeguard review), which will be held at St. Mary's University Natatorium, 1 Camino Santa Maria St, 78228 for deep water skills and testing.
All participants must successfully complete the following prerequisites the 1st day of class, which includes a Swim Test:
1. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
2. Starting from the deck, enter the water and swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke. Surface dive between 7-10 feet of water, retrieve a 10 lb object, return to the surface, swim back 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and both hands on the object. Place the object on the deck and then exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes with arms up (using legs only).
Class Dates: Choice of 6 sessions, must be able to attend all days & times of session
Sunday June 7 - 9am-6pm & Monday-Thursday, June 8-11 5-10pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do Classes take place?
All Classes will be held at the JCC, except for two days of the lifeguard class (Tues. & Thurs., and one day of the lifegaurd review), which will be held at St. Mary’s University Natatorium, 1 Camino Santa Maria St, 78228 for deep water skills and testing.
What should I bring to Every Class?
If you have any questions regarding any of these courses, please contact Tracy Schuleman at 210-302-6909.