Designed for youth ages 11 to 14, American Red Cross GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow™ provides a foundation of lifeguarding and life skills. For youth with swimming skills, this program makes an ideal transition between Red Cross Learn-to-Swim and the Lifeguard Training Course.
GuardStart focuses on five key areas:
- Prevention of aquatic accidents
- Fitness and swimming skills
- Response in an emergency
- Leadership skills
- Professionalism as a lifeguard