American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
The American Red Cross Lifeguard
class certifies students as lifeguards for two
years. This class also includes certification
for CPR for the Professional Rescuer. This
class teaches students how to recognize and respond
to emergencies related to water safety.
Successful completion of this course ensures
lifeguard certification; however, it does not
guarantee summer employment as a lifeguard.
Students should come prepared to swim and should bring clothes to wear on the pool deck. (The swimming pool is an outdoor pool and can be cold at night.) An extra set of clothing is recommended for changing into for classroom sessions.
Course Information:Course Fee: $200 per student
Courses will be scheduled in the spring. The three components of the course are:
Preliminary Swim and Exercises
Course Test Date
Visit the Continuing Education Registration page
The course has the following prerequisites: students must be at least 15 years old, in good physical condition, able to swim 500 yards without stopping, able to swim freestyle, breast stroke, sidestroke, able to retrieve a 10lb. brick from 7ft. water, and able to tread water without hands for two minutes. Students must complete the prerequisite swim and exercises on the scheduled date in order to be issued a seat in the course.
Please contact Rance Massengill at 850-718-2440 if you have any questions regarding lifeguard certification. In order to be registered in the course, course fees must be paid; otherwise, you will not be considered a registered member of the course.