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Designed for those who learn best in a traditional classroom environment, our in-person Connecticut lifeguard certification classes include lecture, reading, and hands-on skills sessions. Throughout the course there will be ample time for students to ask questions, work through topics as a group, and become comfortable with the theories and practices of lifeguarding.
Created for those who want or need the freedom to learn at their own pace, our blended learning experience allows you to take online classes and demonstrate your skills in person to a trained, certified instructor. Once you've successfully completed both portions of the course, you'll receive your Connecticut lifeguard certification, which is valid for two years.
After completing your lifeguard training in Connecticut your certification will be valid for two years. In order to maintain your credentials, certified lifeguards must complete the recertification process prior to, or within 30 days of, your certification's expiration date. Recertification courses are abbreviated, and successful completion will result in extending your certification for an additional two years.
To complement our Connecticut lifeguard classes, we offer all students access to our lifeguarding manual. Created specifically to help our students refer to and retain the information they've learned in class, our manual can help keep your skills and your memory fresh during class and between certifications. The Red Cross lifeguarding manual is one part of our program and does not by itself, deliver complete and comprehensive training.
Taught by knowledgeable, compassionate instructors who understand the newest techniques, you'll learn how to help people safely enjoy a wide range of activities in, on, and near the water, and respond to emergencies when they occur. The American Red Cross has more than 100 years of experience in training individuals to help during times of crisis. And through our lifeguarding classes in Connecticut, we can help you not only join their ranks, but gain the certification you need for a rewarding career.