Lifeguard Training & Certification
Lifeguard Training Class (LGT)
The Lifeguard Training Class is an all inclusive class that teaches the skills necessary to work as a certified lifeguard. Successful candidates will receive certificates for Lifeguard Training/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Note: Both LGT and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are valid for 2 years from completion date.
Before advancing, all potential candidates must demonstrate strong swimming and diving skills by successfully completing the following prerequisites at the beginning of the first day:
Candidate must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled class session.
Must be able to swim 300 yards using breaststroke or front crawl (freestyle) using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or the front.
Breaststroke must include a pull, breath, kick, and glide sequence.
Note: There is no time requirement for this skill. Candidates must show only that they can swim 300 yards using the above strokes without stopping.
Candidate must swim 20 Yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object.
Note: When returning to the starting point, the candidate must hold the 10-pound object with both hands and must keep his or her face above the water.
Candidate must tread water for two minutes without using their hands and their head must stay above water during the two minutes.
In addition to demonstrating proper execution of water and rescue skills, all participants will also be required to pass a three section written exam and must receive a grade of 80% or above on all three sections.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRO)
CPR for the Processional Rescuer is needed for those guards whose LGT certification is still current. This class teaches the skills needed to respond appropriately to respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Adult, Child, and Infant Skills will be covered as well as 2 person CPR and the use of breathing and AED devices. Participants must demonstrate proper rescue skills and successfully complete a two section written exam with a score of 80% or above.
How much does it cost?
In general LGT classes cost between $175-275 and CPRO classes cost between $65-85. The cost for classes can vary from season to season depending on new programs and guidelines set forth by the American Red Cross.
How long does it take?
The LGT class is 1 partial day and two full days, typically held over the course of one weekend. The CPRO class can be completed in one full day.
What do I need to bring?
LGT participants should bring warm clothes to change into, a towel, money or food for lunch, and a bathing suit (one-piece for females). CPRO participants should bring a rescue mask and book. CPRO books can be purchased at the class for $45 and masks for $15 if needed.
How do I pay for the class?
We offer a number of different payment options including, but not limited to: PayPal, credit card, cash or check. Employees also have the option to have class fees deducted from their paychecks. New or Returning lifeguards who have received their login information for the Nautix Network can view current class offerings, pricing, and register to attend.