The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water.
The Red Cross program offers more value and greater convenience with a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED; free digital skills refreshers; and a choice of free or affordable training materials for students and instructors.
Core content includes:
Water rescue skills
Surveillance and recognition
First aid, CPR and AED
Breathing and cardiac emergencies
This 2012 update reflects the latest Emergency Cardiovascular Care science and findings from the 2011 United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report.
Available in traditional in-person delivery or blended learning option that combines online and onsite learning.
Shallow Water Lifeguarding (for depths less than 5 feet)
Optional Add-On Modules:
Waterfront Skills (non-surf)
Administering Emergency Oxygen
Bloodborne Pathogens (onsite or online training)
Use of Asthma Inhalers
Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Superior Instructor Support:
Red Cross Aquatics Authorized Providers enjoy the following support:
Comprehensive instructor resources, including step-by-step lesson plans, assessment tools, multimedia presentations, extensive video support and more
Online training management system to access course records and print certificates
Dedicated instructor website with convenient online ordering and resources