Waterfront Lifeguarding


$590.00 per person


  • Minimum age of 15
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Surveillance skills to help you identify behaviors of swimmers, distressed swimmers and active or passive drowning victims
  • General procedures and rescue skills for an emergency occurring in the water or on land
  • The components of an emergency action plan
  • First aid training and professional rescuer CPR
  • Skills used in special rescue situations, such as missing person procedures and cold-water rescue
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities including interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons
  • The value of behaving in a professional manner

Course Length:

The course is 38 hours long based on 10 students. Participants must complete all 38 hours to be eligible for certification.


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