Lifeguard Instructor: Fall

Want to train others to become a lifeguard? This is the course for you!

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding courses.

The Lifeguard Instructor course incorporates online and classroom components that focus on knowledge, administration, teaching, and evaluating skills for success in teaching the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class.

This class is a blended learning class and requires a swim skills test as well as both online and on-site learning sessions. Registered participants will be sent instructions to access online learning portal to email account on file prior to class start date. Unlike other American Red Cross Courses, you must be enrolled in the course and registration has to close before we can send out the online training information.

Skill sessions of this course will be situated in various locations on the pool, pool deck and in classroom settings.


Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: social


  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate and email it to upon registration.
  • Successfully perform all of the skills in the lifeguard instructor skill evaluation. The skills in the session include:
    • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
    • Demonstrate lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer skills including in-water rescues and dry-land CPR skills.
  • Complete online blended learning course module for Orientation to the American Red Cross and Orientation to the Lifeguarding Program, which includes a Pre-course Exam. Must complete online section prior to start of class date to be eligible for in-class participation. Failure to complete on-line exam prior to first class session will result in student being dropped from course without refund.
  • Attend & participate in all course sessions, as scheduled, in their entirety
  • Complete all teaching assignments and pass written final exam



Where & When

4:00pm - 9:00pm
Sundays, Saturdays
9:00am - 6:00pm


Aug 1, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021

Min: 4

Max: 7


Member $325Non-Member $375