Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Training

Become a Certified Lifeguard or Swim Instructor.

Aquatics  Lifeguard Training

Starfish Swim Instructor

Registration available online


Swim Instructor Training
June 5 - 15, 2017 (Monday-Thursday) 8:45am - 11:45am

Swim Instructor Prerequisites: 

1) Minimum age 16 years of age; 15 years of age if instructor/trainer has personal knowledge of candidate's maturity level
2) Candidate must pass a water skills screening to show proficiency at the level of his or her certification
3) Complete worksheets in the Starfish Swim Instructor workbook

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION - Participants must attend all scheduled class dates and times, demonstrate proficient land and water skills, and pass a written exam with a score of at least 80 percent.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Registration available online

28 hours
$220 (includes electronic text)

Lifeguard Training
January 21 - 29 (Saturday & Sunday)  8am - 3pm
February 18 - 26 (Saturday & Sunday) 8am - 3pm
March 18 - 26 (Saturday & Sunday) 8am - 3pm
April 1 - 9 (Saturday & Sunday) 8am - 3pm
April 22 - 30 (Saturday & Sunday) 8am - 3pm
May 13 - 21 (Saturday & Sunday) 8am - 3pm
June 10 - 18 (Saturday & Sunday) 8am- 3pm


The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Minimum participant age is 15 years before the session last class date.

Prerequisite 1 300-Yard Swim
Prospective participants must perform a 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swimming on the
back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed.

Prerequisite 2 Tread Water
Prospective participants must tread water for 2 minutes without support and without stopping while their head remains above the surface of the water. When treading, only the legs can be used. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

Prerequisite 3 Timed Event
Prospective participant on the following skill to be performed within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

100% attendance is required. (850) 474-2981 or (850) 474-2497.

Lifeguard candidates must be able to complete all prerequisite skills on the first class meeting. Only $50 will be refunded if for any reason candidates are unable to complete course within scheduled time-frame.

Aquatics Life Guard Manual

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