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Lifeguard Training

Red Cross


This page was updated
on February 8, 2018.

Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training. Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With our lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.

American Red Cross: Visit the ARC website to learn about lifeguard training and to view course listing from all over the country.

Lifeguard Training FAQ's: This link takes you to the page of Mary Donahue at De Anza College. It is full of helpful information. Please take the time to read this information before registering for a Lifeguard Training class. (Mary, you are awesome!)


I recommend practicing these skills before arriving at your class on the first day.


  • Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class
  • Students must pass a pre-course swimming skills test prior to taking lifeguarding courses

The American Red Cross offers the following course options for Lifeguard training:

Full Course: This option is for those training for the first time or for those whose certifications have expired. This course is available in traditional, in-person course [classroom] format and the Blended Learning course format. 

Review Course: This course is for those with current lifeguarding certification who simply need to renew.


Click to submit a course for this list.
Visit the American Red Cross Take a Class page to view their course listings.

Prairie Life, 84th & Q

Lifeguard Training: March 12, 13, 14  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM - $225 per student   [Full Course, Classroom Format] Register online.

Brownell Talbot School, 400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd.

No courses scheduled at this time. Please check back. (BT classes are sometimes open to the public.)

DiVentures, 4303 South 121st Street

No courses scheduled at this time. Please check back.