Frequently Asked Questions

A: Absolutely! This is how our company works. Our staff travels to your location and provides lifeguard instruction at your location. We have taught classes at recreation facilities, country clubs, and private homes.

A: In order to demonstrate required group skills, classes must have a minimum of 3 participants. Single participants can also volunteer to join another class being offered.

A: We offer a unique experience. Our instructors have been training Lifeguards for more than a decade. Our instructors foster an encouraging and entertaining learning environment. Simply put, if you know of any participants that have been through one our program(s), just ask them! They’ll tell you! We are very proud of the reputation and quality of the courses we provide.

A: Student must complete their 15th birthday on or before the end date of the course.

A: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return 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. Candidates should not swim the
distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

A: We offer the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course over the course of 2 full training days. All certifications are valid for two (2) years. After the initial certification and prior to the expiration of your certifications, Lifeguards can choose to take a 1-day Lifeguard Recertification Course.

A: One certification is issued. The certification name is Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and is valid for 2 years from the date of completion. For the Shallow Water Lifeguarding course, the certification name is Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and is valid for 2 years. For the Waterfront Lifeguarding course, the certification name is Waterfront Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and is valid for 2 years.

A: Students must attend and participate in all class sessions; Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities;
 Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios; Pass all written examinations with minimum grades of 80 percent.

A: Students are required to attend all classes. However, we understand at times that students may have an unavoidable scheduling conflict, sudden illness, etc. Students will be given the option to make up any missed days at a later date, provided other classes are on the schedule. The student should contact the course instructor as soon as possible to discuss this.

A: Yes. Lifeguarding participants must successfully complete all lessons of the Lifeguarding course or Lifeguarding Review course. The CPR/AED portions of the Lifeguarding courses are fully incorporated within the Lifeguarding course and there is no separate certification for the CPR portion of the Lifeguarding course.

A: No. Individuals must successfully complete the full Lifeguarding course to receive certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

A: We ask as a courtesy to our instructors that all cancellations be given with 48 hours notice.

A: No. We understand that many participants have tight scheduling needs to acquire proper certifications so all classes will run, even in inclement weather. However, participants will be asked to exit the pool for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder and sighting of lightning, which might extend the duration of a class.