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Lifeguard Training Orange County

Lifeguard Training Orange County – 2 Day Class

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Lifeguard Training

This 2 day lifeguard training course includes comprehensive training in water rescues, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and first aid skills. The course incorporates a blended learning format with an online course, classroom skills and water rescue activities. Participants will learn to recognize and respond effectively to emergencies, as well as how to prevent drowning and injuries.  Lifeguard Training Fact Sheet

Lifeguard Prerequisites
Lifeguard Training participants must be at least 15 years old,  complete an online pre-course and pass a swim test on the first class day: swim 300 yards (12 lengths of a 25 yard pool) without stopping using front crawl and breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, and retrieve a 10-lb brick from 7 feet deep and swim 20 yards with the weight, using legs only and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute 40 seconds. Lifeguard Brick Test Video

Certifications Issued
American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer – all valid for 2 years.

Save $25 on two or more classes

Save $25 when you register for two or more classes with-in 60 days. A coupon code for $25 off the second class will be emailed to you once you register for a class.
Offer valid for Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor classes only.

2014 Lifeguard Training Dates – Classes fill up quick register early!FB-10-coupon

Each class number is a complete course, participants only need to attend one weekend (Sat & Sun) to get certified.

Class Dates Schedule Location Fee Registration
Class 22: Nov 15 & 16, 2014 Sat 8AM-4PM & Sun 8AM-4PM 108 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620 $175 Register Online
Class 23: Dec 13 & 14, 2014 Sat 8AM-4PM & Sun 8AM-4PM 4691 Meadowood, Irvine, CA 92620 $175 Register Online

Required Online CourseLifeguard Online Course

At least one (1) day prior to the class dates participants are required to complete an online course thru the Red Cross Learning Center. The Red Cross charges $28 for the online course which is in addition to the training fees charged by Safe Swim.

Steps to complete Online Course

Title 22 Certification – Optional add-on course

Title 22 First Aid can be added to the Lifeguarding course as an option for an additional fee. Information on adding Title 22 will be emailed to you once you register for a Lifeguard class.

Lifeguard Training Fact’s

Steps to Successful Lifeguard Certification

  1. Register Online
  2. Print the Class Documents required for training
  3. Access the free digital Lifeguard Manual
  4. Complete the Online Course thru the American Red Cross Learning Center
  5. Attend all class dates and times you are signed up for, and pass the lifeguard swim test on the first class date
  6. Participate and demonstrate competency in all required skills, and correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in the final written exam
  7. Print your certification online thru the American Red Cross Learning Center

Lifeguard Manual

You can download a free digital version of the Lifeguard Manual to study for training. Please Note: You are not required to purchase or print the manual.

What to Bring to Class

  • Lifeguard Training Class Forms
  • Online course completion report
  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks or $25 to purchase a set at class (both masks are now required per Red Cross guidelines)
  • Bathing suit, towel and dry clothes
  • A pen or pencil and paper for notes

Printing your Lifeguard Certification

Approximately 1 to 3 business days after you have successfully completed all the course requirements your certification will be available for print through the American Red Cross Learning Center.

How to print your certification

Training FAQ's

How old do I have to be to get Lifeguard certified? 15 years and older on the last class date.

To become a lifeguard, do I have to have to be a perfect swimmer? No. You must however be able to swim 300 yards (12 lengths of a 25 yard pool) without stopping using front crawl or breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, and retrieve a 10-lb weight from 7 feet deep and swim 20 yards with the weight, using legs only and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute 40 seconds.

In general the most difficult part of the swim test is the brick and we STRONGLY suggest that you practice with a 10-lb hand weight before you take training.  Lifeguard Brick Test Video

What if I can not pass the swim test? If you are unable to pass any of the tests you may not continue with the class, however you can transfer to a future class if available.

What if I already have CPR and/or First Aid certification do I need to attend that part of the class? Yes. The Red Cross does not separate the certifications.

Can I attend one day of training in one session and another day of training in a different session? No. For the continuity of training you may not break up sessions.

Do I have to complete the online course before training? Yes. The online course is required.

Program Policies

VISITORS – Only registered participants are allowed on the pool deck or in the class rooms during training. All visitors including parents must wait in the parking lot.

REFUNDS – No refunds will be issued once course fees have been submitted. In the event that a participant is unable to pass the prerequisites or final exams the participant may transfer to a class at a later date (if available) for a transfer fee of $40. If a participant is absent from any scheduled class days or times, the participant will not be offered a transfer or refund of any kind.

TRANSFERS – The class transfer fee is $40 and registered participants are required to notify Safe Swim at least 48 hours prior to the first class date that you are currently registered for in order to be eligible to transfer.

Lifeguard Job Opportunities

Looking for a Lifeguard job?

Check out our current employment opportunities.
Interviews are available during training, please see a Safe Swim representative during training for more details

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