Lifeguard Instructor Blended Learning r.24


$450 per person + $20 WML Registration Fee


  • Candidates must be 17 years old by the final scheduled session
  • Possess current basic level certification for deep water lifeguarding and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid
  • Obtain Instructor and participant course materials before starting the course
  • Completion of online pre-course work (approximately 2 hours)
  • Successfully complete the prerequisite skill assessment scenario which evaluates the following skills:
    • Entry
    • Swimming approach
    • Surface dive in deep water
    • Passive submerged rescue
    • Rapid extrication (with an assisting rescuer)
    • Rapid assessment
    • Single-rescuer CPR (3 minutes)


Obtain and review the following r.24 American Red Cross course materials prior to attending the course

  • Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual (candidates are required to bring a print version of this manual to the in-person sessions)
  • Lifeguarding Instructor’s Deck Book (optional)
  • Lifeguarding Manual (digital or print version)
  • Lifeguarding Course videos (may be purchased as a DVD from the Red Cross Store or downloaded from the Red Cross Learning Center)
  • Lifeguard Course Presentation for Instructor-Led Training (available for downloaded from the Red Cross Learning Center)

Successful Completion

In addition to the prerequisite testing, candidates must demonstrate Instructor-Level competency in the following skills:

  • Entries and approaches
  • Active rescues at the surface
  • Passive submerged rescues in shallow, moderate depth and deep water
  • Feet-first and head-first surface dives in deep water
  • Putting on gloves with wet hands
  • Rapid extrication using a backboard
  • Two-rescuer CPR and AED for an adult
  • Surveillance rotation and procedures
  • Spinal motion restriction and extrication in shallow water
  • Multiple-rescuer Team Response scenarios
  • Attend all sessions and actively participate in all activities
  • Successfully complete teaching assignments
  • Successfully pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%