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Blended Learning Lifeguard Course 

The primary purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel arrive and take over.

To be eligible for the Lifeguarding course, the participant must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled day of the session of this course.  The participant must also successfully complete the following:


  1. Swim 300 yards of a combination of front crawl stroke with side breathing and breaststroke.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only their legs.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.  Swim 20 yards using front crawl stroke or breaststroke, surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim yards on back holding the object to the starting point and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


For certification, participants must attend ALL classes, pass all skills/scenarios, complete online class component, and Pass written tests with 80% or better.


Online Class Registration Link Pre-Test Swim
Onsite Classroom
Complete Before First Class   Dec 16, 2016 7:30pm-8:30pm Dec 19-22, 2016 12:00-5:00pm

1. Online Section 1-4

2. Read Chapters 1-4

May 25, 2017  7:30pm-8:30pm May 30-June 2, 2017  4:00-9:00pm

1. Online Section 1-3

2. Read Chapters 1-3

Please note in order to register for the online classroom portion the participant must create a user account on the ARC learning center website at (this is the same website the online registration link will take you to.)

Bring to Class:

  • First Day-Bring Proof of Age (Birth Certificate, Drivers Permit, Passport, License, etc)
  • Payment $193.50 (checks made payable to PHS Pool) - The remaining $35.00 is paid at time of online registration
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Online Completion Report-for Assigned Sections (Participants may work ahead on the online classroom portion)
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Water Bottle and/or Snack
  • CPR Face Mask
  • Lifeguard Manual (rev 2012)-either in print or on E-reader

Participants must purchase their own CPR face mask.  However, participants may check out a Lifeguarding Manual (rev 2012) from the pool or download or purchase one from he Red Cross.  Books and CPR face masks can be purchased from the Red Cross at

 If your mask is not received via mail by the time class starts, contact the pool to see if one is available to borrow.