Lifeguard Training in Alaska
Throughout our lifeguarding training in Alaska you'll learn how to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, but you'll also deepen your understanding of how and why such emergencies occur. With expert instruction, scenario-based learning, and a blend of written, lecture, and hands-on training you'll gain the information, skills and confidence needed to not only help prevent aquatic emergencies, but respond to them calmly and professionally.
In Alaska, lifeguard recertification courses are available from the American Red Cross. Designed to help you update your skills, learn new techniques, and refresh your memory, our lifeguarding renewal classes are open to those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring), and will allow you to continue to work without a lapse in verification. Once successfully completed, our lifeguard renewal classes will extend your certification by two years. Find a class in your area.
Designed for those who learn best in a traditional classroom environment, our in-person 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.
If you work with a youth organization that hosts outdoor activities, our Small Craft Safety class can help you keep everyone safe. Like our lifeguarding certification courses in Alaska, this class addresses basic water rescue, but it also covers topics such as self-rescue, small craft accident prevention, trip planning, supervision and emergency preparation and response. Find a class in your area.
Note: Ideal candidates should be comfortable handling canoes and kayaks. In addition, in-water skills sessions are not offered. This class is only intended for those who will receive further in-person skills training as part of an environment-specific training session.
After completing your lifeguarding classes in Alaska, it's important to continue training periodically in order to keep your knowledge and your skills sharp. To make maintaining your skills simple, we've developed a number of online refresher activities designed just for lifeguards. And although they take just minutes to complete, they can mean all the difference during times of crisis.
As a lifeguard, you hope that everyone has a safe and healthy experience – and that you'll never have to use your rescue skills. However, at some point in your career, delivering care due to injury or accident will probably be required. So, to help you stay ready for anything and keep your skills sharp long after you've completed your lifeguarding training in Alaska, we offer free access to a wide range of refresher materials. Available online, any time, our interactive quizzes, games and activities, can help you practice your lifeguarding skills on your schedule – and stay ready to help when it's needed most.