Must be 15 years old on or before the final day of the course.
Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
Tread water for two minutes using only the legs.
Complete the following event in 1 minute, 40 seconds
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards (Face may be in or out of the water).
Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
Attend and participate in all class sessions. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80%
LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE LENGTH
Approximately 26 hours, 25 minutes
The American Red Cross CPR Professional Rescuer training provides basic life-saving training including CPR, the use of an AED, and the relief of choking for adult, child and infant patients. The goal of this skills-based training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.
To achieve certification, participants must score 70% or better on the written exam, and demonstrate all knowledge and skill objectives. CPR Professional Rescuer certification is valid for two years.
The American Red Cross CPR Professional Rescuer Renewal training program allows students who are currently certified to renew their certification.
This training reviews core skill objectives covered in the CPR Professional Rescuer initial training program, including CPR, the use of an AED, and the relief of choking for adult, child and infant patients. Participants should bring proof of current certification (through ARC or another national organization) with them to class.
To achieve certification, participants must score 80% or better on the written exam, and demonstrate all knowledge and skill objectives. CPR Professional Rescuer certification is valid for two years.
All CPR classes are administered using a blended learning method. Students are expected to do online coursework before the class starts.