Lifeguard Training


American Red Cross Training

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Review is the recertification option is for currently certified lifeguards to practice and review their skills including water rescues, CPR/AED and first aid.

Class Dates
No current classes available.

Class Dates
May 19, 2024

Sun 8AM-5PM

Brea, CA 92821

Class Fee

Class Dates
May 26, 2024

Sun 8AM-5PM

Brea, CA 92821

Class Fee

Contact Us to schedule a class for a group of 10 or more.

Lifeguard Review

For certified lifeguards with valid certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or those who have not expired by more than 30 days.

Provide proof of valid Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification

Pass the following swim test on the day of class:

1. 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke
2. 2-minute tread using legs only

3. Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 7 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds

  • Pass the lifeguard swim test on the day of class.
  • Attend and participate in all class sessions and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
  • Pass the final skills scenarios.
  • Successfully pass final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%.
  • Upon successful completion of the lifeguard review course, the Lifeguarding certification will be renewed for 2 years.
  • The certificate will be emailed to you from the Red Cross with in 2 business days after completing the class (please check your spam folder if you do not get the email).
  • If you do not receive an email visit and enter your email address.
  • If you rare unable to locate your certificate please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select the prompts for Health and Safety Training.

The following items are REQUIRED for the class – Links to all course materials will be emailed to participants upon registering for a class. If you do not receive the email please contact our office at 949-420-0804:

  • Class Forms
  • Valid (or not expired more than 30 days) certificate in Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks or $25 to purchase a set at class (both masks are required per Red Cross guidelines)
  • Bathing suit, towel, dry clothes, sun screen and bottle water
  • A pen or pencil and paper for notes

Who is eligible to participate in a Lifeguarding Review course?
The Lifeguarding Review course is for individuals with a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate to recertify every 2 years.

Can I recertify if my certification has expired?
Yes, as long as it has not expired more than 30 days. If your certification has expired by more than 30 days you must take the full Lifeguard course.

Red Cross Policy: Only currently certified Lifeguards and those who have expired by no more than 30 days may take the Review course.

Can I challenge the course?
The Red Cross is no longer allowing Lifeguards to challenge the course.

Is there a crossover course for basic-level lifeguards certified/licensed in lifeguard training by another training agency, such as the YMCA, Ellis and Associates or StarGuard?
No, individuals must successfully complete the full Lifeguarding course to receive certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

Class TransfersThe class transfer fee is $50 and registered participants are required to submit a Transfer Request online at least 48 hours prior to the original class date. Transfers will only be granted if a future class date is available in the same calendar year. All training must be completed by May 26, 2024 which is our last Lifeguard Review class for 2024.

No Refunds – ALL SALES ARE FINAL and 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). 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.

No Visitors – Only registered participants are allowed on the pool deck or in the classrooms during training. All visitors including parents must wait in the parking lot.

Cancelled Classes – Safe Swim / Heart CPR reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class free of charge or a full refund of the class fee.