American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Become an American Red Cross Lifeguard! Classes will teach and certify you in the latest methods in Professional Water Rescue, CPR/AED, and First Aid.  Gain the certification necessary to work as a lifeguard at your community swimming pool. A Swim test is required prior to the Lifeguarding Course, which will take place on the first day of class.  This Swimming pretest includes:

  1. A 300-yard swim, doing either breaststroke, freestyle, or a combination of both
  2. Two minutes of treading water with no hands
  3. Swimming 20 yards, dive 7 to 10 feet, and retrieve a 10-pound object then return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath, then exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Additional Materials that will need to be purchased or acquired would include a lifeguard manual (which can be printed off of the Red Cross website), Whistle with Lanyard, Resuscitation Mask, and Hip Pack.


Ages: 15 years & older


Registration Fee: Resident $150 Non-Resident $170

For more information call Sand Hollow Aquatic Center at 435-627-4585.