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Lifeguard training at the American Red Cross is available throughout the year. Whether you are seeking seasonal or year-round employment, our classes are designed to give you the training and preparation you need to become certified as a lifeguard. Explore our Lifeguard Classes in San Diego to find a course near you.
The American Red Cross offers in-person Lifeguarding Classes in San Diego. Our in-person courses are perfect for those who prefer a traditional learning environment, offering the time to learn, ask questions and view in-person demonstrations. The total time commitment for our in-person lifeguarding course is 25 hours and 20 minutes.
Our blended learning Lifeguarding Classes in San Diego combine the traditional classroom environment along with online learning options. Our blended learning classes combines both in-person and online coursework for a total time commitment of 19 hours and 30 minutes in-person and 7 hours and 30 minutes of online work.
The American Red Cross has three courses that are featured during Lifeguard training in San Diego: Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding (water up to 5 feet deep) and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding (water up to 3 feet deep). A two year certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is issued upon successful completion of our training and coursework. A digital certification is available upon completion.
The Lifeguard Manual was created to assist you in your San Diego Lifeguard training while also answering all of your questions, from basic water safety to how to best respond in an emergency situation. The Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual is available in both a digital format as well as a traditional printed version.
The American Red Cross lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while renewing your certification for another two years. For those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring), our renewal courses allow you to continue to work without a lapse in verification.
For over 100 years, the American Red Cross training and preparation courses have been regarded as the best available in the nation. Our San Diego Lifeguard training is designed to keep you informed with the most effective lifeguarding techniques and water safety protocol available today. The American Red Cross trains you to be prepared in the event of an emergency while also keeping the lives of those around you safe and secure.