Waterfront Lifeguarding


$525 + $40 Mandatory Red Cross Fee for Lifeguarding Certificate + $23 Mandatory Red Cross Fee for Waterfront Certificate + $20 WML Registration Fee (Total = $608).


  1. 15 years of age on or before the last date of the course
  2. Swim 550 yards (about 500 meters) continuously
    1. 200 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing
    2. 200 yards breaststroke using pull breathe, kick, glide
    3. 200 yards front crawl, breaststroke or combination of both
  3. starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds
  4. swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4-7 feet of water, resurface and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool.


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

Certification Includes:

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

Course Length:

The course is 27 hours in class work and 7 hours at home online study based on 8 students. Participants must complete all 34 hours to be eligible for certification.


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