American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

All certification classes have been postponed until Spring 2021

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This certification class is offered in the Spring every year.  Participant must be 15 years old to enroll in the session. The first day of the session, the participant will need to pass a 300-yard swim, a timed swim and brick retrieval from a 10-foot depth, and a no-hands tread in deep water for two minutes. If the participant fails the prerequisites test, they will not be allowed to complete the course. A refund will not be issued.

Each class is split up between two weekends and attendance is mandatory. The course totals 30 hours in length, and upon completion the participant will receive a two-year certification in Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid by the American Red Cross. After receiving your certification you are eligible to apply for any lifeguard position. An on-site hiring event will be held on the last Sunday of the course.

All classes are held at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center Pool, 100 S. Old Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. All program details and are published online and participants can register online or in the LPRC office.

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard

This is an introduction to lifeguarding skills without certification. This course is designed for kids ages 11-14, it helps build a foundation of knowledge, awareness and skills for future lifeguards. Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on strengthening swimming skills and helping participants meet the prerequisites for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course (able to enroll at 15 years of age). The course introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, how to use a rescue tube, first-aid, CPR, and how an AED is used. Participants will also have the opportunity to shadow a real lifeguard. Students must be able to swim front crawl for 25 yards continuously, tread water for one minute and swim a distance of ten feet under water. 

Program details are published online > Aquatics - Youth. Type "lifeguard" into the search box to find our American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard classes.