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The American Red Cross offers in-person Lifeguarding Classes in Fairfield. 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.
Blended learning Lifeguarding Classes in Fairfield 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 Red Cross has three courses that are featured during Lifeguard training in Fairfield: 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.
The American 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.
From emergency action plans to water rescue skills and first aid procedures, the American Red Cross lifeguard manual offers valuable information to assist you while you are getting trained and certified to become a lifeguard.
The American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council consists of a 50+ person panel of experts. The council features those nationally recognized in the medical, academic and scientific fields. The Scientific Advisory council is committed to ensuring that the training procedures and practices taught are the best and most current available.