Lifeguarding Blended Learning r.24


$485 + $46 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee


  1. 15 years of age on or before the last date of the course
  2. Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest
    •  Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.  Swimming on the back or side is not permitted.  Swim goggles are allowed.
    •  Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs.
    •  Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards (the face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed).
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    •  Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.


Completion and competency of prerequisite skills and score 80% or better on final exam. Participants must behave maturely and responsibly and must attend all classes.

Certification Includes:

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Oxygen Administration (optional)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Preventing Disease Transmission (optional)

Course Length:

The course is 21 hours in class work and 7 hours at home online study based on 8 students. Participants must complete all 28 hours to be eligible for certification.


Lifeguarding/First Aid: 2 years; CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer: 1 year