Red Cross Lifeguard Course

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Red Cross Lifeguard Course


April 28, 2017-April 30, 2017 (2.5 days, 4/28 is a half day in the evening)

Level up your mermaiding skills this year and become a certified American Red Cross pool lifeguard! In the last two years our graduates have assisted in stroke, heart attack, and seizure emergency incidents to aid our community in getting the medical attention that they need. This class CAN help you to save a life!

Class includes:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard, AED, First Aid, and CPR
  • Access to blended e-learning materials
  • Certification fees (upon successful completion)
  • 2.5 days of classroom work
  • Lunch on the two larger class dates
  • Real-world training scenarios
  • Simulations and roundtable discussions
  • All loaner rescue tubes, pocket masks, and whistles needed to attend course
  • Training in a HEATED pool
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This is a multi-day course. You must attend and pass all days of the class to be able to be eligible for certification.

  • Friday April 28, 2017: 6-9PM (approx.)
  • Saturday April 29, 2017: 8AM-5PM (approx.)
  • Sunday April 29, 2017: 8AM-5PM (approx.)


Simi Valley, CA - location provided to enrolled students


You must perform the following to be eligible to complete the class per Red Cross standards. If you fail this portion you will not be eligible for a refund and will be asked to leave.

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
    1. 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front.
    2. 100 yards of breaststroke.
    3. 100 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke. These 200 yards may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke.
  2. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point. When returning to the starting point the object and exit the water without using a ladder of steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    1. The "brick test" is the #1 thing that fails lifeguard candidates and is a pre-req at the start of class. You can read about it here: . A good underwater example of the kick-off used to get the right momentum to successfully do it is at: . You can also view: (only until the 3:11 mark) or for do's and don'ts relating to the water skills test. Be sure to pay attention to where the brick is held on the chest. If you tuck it too far up on your body near your head it will submerge you when you swim
  3. Perform a two minute tread with hands either above head or tucked securely under arms.


  • Complete Safe Sport Training Online
    • Link:
    • Cost: FREE
    • Time: 8-10 hours
    • Notes: Safe Sport is the Olympic Committee's sanctioned child protection course. Sheroes Entertainment is sanctioned as a user under Archery for registration (if needed). This course goes over adult / child misconduct risk, legal liabilities, and bullying. Bring the certificate of completion with you to class.
  • Complete the Lifeguard Blended Learning Course Online
    • Link: Sent to enrolled and confirmed students before class.
    • Cost: Aorund $37
    • TIME: 8-12 hours


  1. Goggles
  2. Towels
  3. Sandals
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Water Bottle
  6. Swimsuit
  7. Change of Warm Clothing
  8. Pencil & Paper for Notes
  9. Awesome "Can Do" Attitude


This is a pool life guarding course only. it does not certify you as a lakefront, water park, or beach lifeguard.