The Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes in Torrance are designed to train you with the necessary skills to promote water safety, prevent accidents and injury while also learning crucial response techniques in the event of a water emergency. The Red Cross lifeguard training program is designed to arm you with the proper knowledge necessary to be a lifeguard while also preparing you for a variety of scenarios around water.
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From emergency action plans to water rescue skills and first aid procedures, the Red Cross lifeguard manual offers valuable information to assist you while you are getting trained and certified to become a lifeguard. The Lifeguard Manual was created to assist you in your Torrance 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.
To get certified as a lifeguard one must first complete the Red Cross Lifeguarding classes in Torrance. Our training is available as a traditional, in-person course totaling 25 hours and 20 minutes while our blended learning course totals 19.5 hours in person and 7.5 hours online. In order to become certified you must be 15 years of age and have passed the pre-course swimming skills test.
The Red Cross has three courses that are featured during Lifeguard training in Torrance: 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.
A review conducted by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council states that less than half of course participants can pass a skills test one year after training. Skill retention begins to decline only after a few months which is why refresher courses are so important.
For over 100 years, the Red Cross training and preparation courses have been regarded as the best available in the nation. Our Torrance Lifeguard training is designed to keep you informed with the most effective lifeguarding techniques and water safety protocol available today. The 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.