Lifeguard Training in Hartford

For over a century, the American Red Cross has taught valuable lifeguarding skills from injury and drowning prevention to water safety and what to do in the event of an emergency. We are the industry leader for Lifeguard training in Hartford. Designed around your schedule, we offer a variety of courses and learning styles to fit your needs.

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The Red Cross blended learning Lifeguarding Classes in Hartford 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.

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.

The Red Cross has three courses that are featured during Lifeguard training in Hartford: 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.

Accessing your digital lifeguarding certification online has never been easier. The American Red Cross lets you access your lifeguarding certification through your Red Cross account and easily print or share online. Your employers can also access your certification with ease.

Our digital and traditional printed materials are created as a complement to assist your learning while you are getting trained to become a certified lifeguard. The Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual is designed to teach you everything from the basic responsibilities of a lifeguard to water rescue skills, emergency action plans and more. Our manuals have proven to be valuable resources for information long after your certification has been completed.

The Red Cross lifeguard testing not only examines your comprehension of the written lifeguarding requirements but also evaluates your knowledge of valuable and crucial hands-on skills as well as proper procedure and lifeguarding protocol.

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while renewing your certification for another two years. Those wish to recertify may register for the Red Cross Hartford Lifeguard training and review course. Those who prefer blended learning courses, which combine both in-person and online learning options, may also register for a Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding Review course. If 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 Hartford 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.