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

July 1-3 Lifeguard Course

When:
July 1 – 9:00-6:00pm
July 2 – 9:00-6:00pm
July 3 – 9:00-12:00pm

Where:
151 San Juan Drive
Hauppauge NY 11788

July 6-8 Lifeguard Course

 
When:
July 6 – 9:00-6:00pm
July 7 – 9:00-6:00pm
July 8 – 9:00-12:00pm
   

Where:
166 Avenue B
Kings Park NY 11754

July 20-22 Lifeguard Course

When:
July 20 – 9:00-6:00pm
July 21 – 9:00-6:00pm
July 22 – 9:00-12:00pm
 

Where:
151 San Juan Drive
Hauppauge NY 11788

August 10-12 Lifeguard Course

When:
August 10 – 9:00-6:00pm
August 11 – 9:00-6:00pm
August 12 – 9:00-12:00pm
 

Where:
151 San Juan Drive
Hauppauge NY 11788

August 24-26 Lifeguard Course

When:
August 24 – 9:00-6:00pm
August 25 – 9:00-6:00pm
August 26 – 9:00-12:00pm
 

Where:
166 Avenue B
Kings Park NY 11754