Lifeguard CPR First Aid Training

Lifeguard CPR First Aid Training

American Red Cross Programs

American Red Cross Lifeguard programs are designed to prepare individuals to become certified lifeguards in the pool and waterfront aquatic environments. The program is a combination of various aquatic and non-aquatic safety components.

Each class will consist of classroom and pool time. For the water portion of the program, participants need to bring a bathing suit, goggles, swim cap and towel. For the classroom portion, participants need the class book (passed out on first day), a pen and notebook.

Lifeguard CPR First Aid Training Contact:

Laurie Houseknecht
Aquatics Director
203.775.4444 x 133

Lifeguard Certification Course: 2 year Certification

Blended Learning

$450 any participant - must attend all days of session

Session 1: January 27 & 28, 9am - 7pm

Session 2: February 10 & 11, 11am - 7pm

February 17, 11pm - 3pm

Session 3: February 16, 6pm - 10pm

February 17 & 18, 9am - 5pm

Session 4: March 24 & 25, 11am - 7pm

March 26, 6pm - 10pm

Lifeguard Re-certification: 2 year Certification

$175 per participant - choose one day

January 27, 9am-7pm

February 17, 9am - 7pm

February 24, 9am - 7pm

March 10, 9am - 7pm

March 11, 9am - 7pm

March 27 & 28, 5pm - 10pm (must attend both days)


Course Includes

  • Lifeguard Training & First Aid
  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards
  • Waterfront Lifeguard


  • 15 years of age prior to the last scheduled day of class.
  • Swim 550 yards continuously (NO STOPPING) using these strokes in the following order:
  • 200 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick; 200 yards breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence; 150 yards of either front crawl, breaststroke or combination.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object (in both hands and object on your chest) and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without using hands

Waterfront Only

  • 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. (Available on request)

Certification requirements

Each candidate needs to successfully pass/complete all of the following:

  • Written Test
  • Water Test
  • Mandatory Attendance (Students CAN’T miss any classes. There are no makeups.)

Lifeguard CPR First Aid Training Contact:

Laurie Houseknecht
Aquatics Director
203.775.4444 x 133