American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

The American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard course is a course designed to take entry level participants with no previous knowledge and turn them into professional rescuers.

This certification is a nationally recognized course allowing successful participants to lifeguard at pools. Once completed, the new lifeguard can take this certification and move on to certifications that allow them to guard in beach environments.

Typical course details: While each course may vary, most of our courses follow the following details. The goal is to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively assist others if an emergency arises.

  • Each course has online and in person segments
  • Online material takes approximately 7 hours to complete
  • In person training is scheduled for 20 hours
  • Courses begin with the pre-course (included within the 20 hours)

General schedule: Most courses are taught using the intensive format over 3 days. This lets participants complete the entire certification in a weekend and start working the day after.

  • Day 1 – Pre-course skills test, entries, approaches, victim recognition, assisting distressed swimmers, rescuing an active drowning victim, rescuing a passive drowning victim
  • Day 2 – Performing a primary assessment and treating breathing emergencies, treating cardiac emergencies,  and first aid
  • Day 3 – Rescuing a spinal victim, what to do when things don’t go as practiced, lifeguard written exam and practical skills testing
  • **Please note that is a general outline, sessions will be adapted based on course schedule

To participate and pass the course: Participants must meet a variety of criteria to participate and pass the course successfully.

  • 15 years of age by the last day of the class
  • Pass the pre-course skills test
  • Attend all scheduled course time
  • Pass written exam with 80% or better
  • Pass scenario based skills test

February 17-20
Lifeguard Course

When:
February 17 – 5:00-8:00pm
February 19 – 9:00-5:30pm
February 20 – 9:00-5:30pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

March 10-13
Lifeguard Course

When:
March 10 – 5:00-8:00pm
March 12 – 9:00-5:30pm
March 13 – 9:00-5:30pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

March 20-27
Lifeguard Course

When:
March 20 – 9:00-5:30pm
March 26 – 9:00-5:30pm
March 27 – 9:00-12:00pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

April 22-24
Lifeguard Course

When:
April 22 – 9:00-5:30pm
April 23 – 9:00-5:30pm
April 24 – 9:00-12:00pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

May 12-15
Lifeguard Course

When:
May 12 – 5:00-8:00pm
May 14 – 9:00-5:30pm
May 15 – 9:00-5:30pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

May 28-30
Lifeguard Course

When:
May 28 – 9:00-5:30pm
May 29 – 9:00-5:30pm
May 30 – 9:00-12:00pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

June 16-19
Lifeguard Course

When:
June 16 – 5:00-8:00pm
June 18 – 9:00-5:30pm
June 19 – 9:00-5:30pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

July 7-10
Lifeguard Course

When:
July 7 – 5:00-8:00pm
July 9 – 9:00-5:30pm
July 10 – 9:00-5:30pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

August 25-28
Lifeguard Course

When:
August 25 – 5:00-8:00pm
August 27 – 9:00-5:30pm
August 28 – 9:00-5:30pm

Where:
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack NY 11725

Spring Lake Day Camp- Ringwood, NJ

May 28-30
Lifeguard Course

When:
May 28 – 9:00-5:30pm
May 29 – 9:00-5:30pm
May 30 – 9:00-12:00pm

Where:
Spring Lake Day Camp
234 Conklinktown Road
Ringwood NJ 07456

June 4-5
Lifeguard Course

When:
June 4 – 9:00-7:00pm
June 5 – 9:00-7:00pm

Where:
Spring Lake Day Camp
234 Conklinktown Road
Ringwood NJ 07456

June 18-19
Lifeguard Course

When:
June 18 – 9:00-7:00pm
June 19 – 9:00-7:00pm

Where:
Spring Lake Day Camp
234 Conklinktown Road
Ringwood NJ 07456