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Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Course


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Lifeguard Training Certification


  • 15 years or older
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Retrieve 10-pound object

Course includes

Chapter 1:

The Professional Lifeguard.


Responsibilities of a Professional Lifeguard

Characteristics of a Professional Lifeguard

Decision Making

Legal Considerations

Continuing Your Training

Being Part of the Team

Chapter 2:

Facility safety.

Rescue Equipment

Facility Safety Checks

Weather Conditions

Rules and Regulations

Management and Safety

Chapter 3:

Surveillance and Recognition

Overview of the Process of drowning

Effective Surveillance

Chapter 4:

Injury Prevention

How injuries Happen

Injury Prevention Strategies

Effective Guarding Injury Prevention Challenges

Chapter 5:

Emergency Action Plan

Types of Emergency Action Plans

Implementing an Emergency Action Plan

Emergency Outside of Your Zone

Chapter 6:

Water Rescue

General Procedures for a Water Emergency

Train to the Standard, Meet the Objective

Rescue Skills

Additional Rescue Skills for Waterfronts

Special Situations for Waterfronts

When Things Do Not Go as Practiced

Chapter 7:

Before Providing Care and Victim Assessment

Bloodborne Pathogens

How Pathogens Spread

Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens

If You Are Exposed

General Procedures for Injury or Sudden Illness on Land

Chapter 8:

Breathing Emergencies

Recognizing and caring for breathing emergencies

Giving Ventilations

Airway Obstruction

Emergency Oxygen

Oxygen Delivery Device


Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross Certificate for Lifeguarding valid for 2 years.

Lifeguard Classroom Hours: 24
Blended Learning: 8

4.0 CEU credits by Campaign Pay It Forward has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.



Campaign Pay It Forward believes strongly that emergency preparedness and intervention is critical to saving lives. We want to make sure that everyone who wants to be trained in these skills has the opportunity to learn, whether they are required for work or simply want to be ready to help.

We set aside 10% of our profits on every course to fund a need-based scholarship that allows us to offer a free course to one participant in every course. To apply for our scholarship, go here.

Campaign Pay It Forward also offers free Stop the Bleed courses as well as free courses to search and rescue groups. To learn more about free courses, contact us today.


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***Coronavirus Alert – If you are sick or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please reschedule your training to avoid exposing classmates.  All students will be held to the Terms and Conditions relative to illness and transfers.  Due to a small group size, all classes will be conducted as scheduled with adherence to CDC advisories.  We will only have class size of ten people.***