Lifeguarding

Cost

New Certification: $225

Recertification: $200

Course Information

Lifeguarding Courses are open to anyone aged 15 or over. The American Red Cross lifeguarding course will train participants in all the skills and techniques necessary to become a professional lifeguard. This course is intended for those who seek a certification for the first time or for those renewing their certification. There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. The class covers equipment based rescues, spinal injury management and post rescue care. Participants will also learn how to be a professional lifeguard and how to interact with the public.

 

Prerequisites

Participants must be able to pass the pre-requisite, consisting of the following:

  • Continuous 300 yard swim, demonstrating proficiency in front crawl (using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick) and breaststroke (using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence). The 300 yard swim is not timed.

  • 2-minute tread without support and without stopping. Participants can use only their legs.

  • Retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the pool (12 feet) and swim 20 yards with the brick, without the use of goggles. This must be done within 1 minute and 40 seconds

If participant is unable to complete pre-requisite, a partial amount minus $25 will be refunded.

Course Options

  • Lifeguarding

    • 4 session course ~28 hours of instruction both online and in person​​​

  • Lifeguarding Recertification

    • 2 session course ~16 hours of instruction/skills check off​​​

  • Shallow Water Lifeguard*

    • Specialty course for splash pads and water features less than 3 feet deep.​​​

  • Waterpark*

    • Add on to full lifeguard course​

  • Open Water*

    • Add on to full lifeguard course​

*Contact us using the form below for more information about these specialty courses.

Course Scheduling

  • We offer courses on a rotating basis, please visit the registration page for a list of currently scheduled courses.

  • If you are in need of a custom scheduled course, please use the contact form below to get in touch and we will work with you to schedule.

Contact

Arkansas Based

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Tel: 479.459.2546

brett@randhoutdoors.com

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