Become a Red Cross Trained Lifeguard

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Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Review, and
Water Safety Instructor Training

Summer's Here! Train now to become a lifeguard! It's fun, exciting and rewarding. Information on the classes and requirements for eligibility are listed below.

To get a complete schedule of classes, you may contact the organization nearest you. Click here to view the list of organizations providing Red Cross lifeguard training.

In Red Cross Lifeguard Training, you will learn:
  • Skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid

  In Lifeguard Review training (for currently certified Red Cross lifeguards only), you will:
  • Review the skills learned in Lifeguard

    Training
  • Renew CPR certification
  • Refresh your knowledge of first aid
Requirements - Participants Must:
  1. Be at least 15 years of age by the last day of the course attended
  2. Attend all training sessions
  3. Successfully complete a pre-course screening session which includes the following
    • Swim 500 yards continuously, using these strokes: 200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick
    • 100 yards breaststroke
    • 200 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing, or breaststroke or a combination of both
    • Swim 20 yards (front crawl or breast stroke), surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, and return with it to the surface, and swim back 20 yards
  4. Perform all required skills with 100% accuracy
  5. Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%

Call Michael Simmons for more information 410-624-2071, or send email.

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Requirements - Participants Must:
  1. Have a current Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate
  2. Have a current Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate
In our Water Safety Instructor Program you will learn to:

  1. Teach individuals how to be safe around water and/or swim
  2. Use program materials effectively
  3. Plan and conduct effective courses
  4. Evaluate progress of students for certification
  5. Prepare and submit accurate records and reports

In our Water Safety Instructor Program you will learn to:

  1. Teach individuals how to be safe around water and/or swim
  2. Use program materials effectively
  3. Plan and conduct effective courses
  4. Evaluate progress of students for certification
  5. Prepare and submit accurate records and reports
Requirements

To participate in the Water Safety Instructor course, individuals must:

  1. Be at least 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of this course
  2. Have successfully completed Fundamentals of Instructor Training
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:
  • Swim the following strokes :
    1. Front crawl-25 yards
    2. Back crawl-25 yards
    3. Breaststroke-25 yards
    4. Elementary backstroke-25 yards
    5. Sidestroke-25 yards
    6. Butterfly-15 yards
  • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
  • Tread water for 1 minute

Call Michael Simmons for more information 410-624-2071, or send email.

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In Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Training you will:

Learn how to train qualified men and women to become skilled and competent lifeguards





Locations for Lifeguard Training and Lifeguard Review Training

Lifeguard Training Anne Arundel County

American Pool Enterprises, Inc.: To Register Call : 410-363-6800
11408 Cronridge Drive, Suite F, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Anchor Aquatics: www.anchoraquatics.com To register call: 410-956-0744
3642 Solomons Island Rd Edgewater, MD 21037

Arundel Olympic Swim Center: To register call 410-363-6800.
2690 Riva Road Annapolis, MD 21401

Gaffney Fitness Center: To register call 301-677-7916
6330 Broadfoot Road, Ft. Meade MD 20755

Spy Aquatics: To register call 410-315-7779
623 Baltimore Annapolis Road, Severna Park MD 21146

Baltimore City

Baltimore City Department of Recreation: To register call 410-396-3838
Call for locations.

Loyola College: To register call 410-617-2330
4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210

Meadowbrook Aquatics: To register call 410-433-8300
5700 Cottonworth Ave., Baltimore MD 21209

Baltimore County

American Pool Enterprises, Inc.: To Register Call : 410-363-6800
11408 Cronridge Drive, Suite F, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Catonsville Community College: To register call 410-455-4101
800 S. Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228

Catonsville Recreation Center: To register call the Department of Recreation.
800 S. Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228

Dundalk Community College: To register call 410-285-9718
7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21220

Milford Mill Swim Club: To register call 410-655-4818
3900 Milford Mill Road, Baltimore MD 21224

Rosedale Recreation Council: To register call 410-887-0294
6700 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21237

Spy Aquatics: To register call 410-315-7779.
623 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park;, MD 21146

Towson YMCA: To register call 410-823-8870.
600 W. Chesapeake Ave., towson, MD 21204

Harford County

American Pool Enterprises, Inc.: To Register Call : 410-363-6800
11408 Cronridge Drive, Suite F, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Aqua Culture Training Center and Swim School, Inc.
22 Newport Drive, Forest hill, MD 21050
To register call 410-420-7665

Bel Air Athletic Club:
658 Boulton St., Bel Air, MD 21014
To register call 410-838-2670.

Harford Community College:
401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015
To register call 410-836-4000

Howard County

American Pool Enterprises, Inc.: To Register Call : 410-363-6800
11408 Cronridge Drive, Suite F, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Howard County Recreation/Parks:
7120 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia, MD 21046
To register call 410-313-2765.

Water Safety Instructor Training

Baltimore County

American Pool Enterprises, Inc.: To Register Call : 410-363-6800
11408 Cronridge Drive, Suite F, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Aqua Culture Training Center and Swim School, Inc.
22 Newport Drive, Forest hill, MD 21050
To register call 410-420-7665

Catonsville Community College:
800 S. Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228
To register call 410-455-4101.

Harford County

American Pool Enterprises, Inc.: To Register Call : 410-363-6800
11408 Cronridge Drive, Suite F, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Aqua Culture Training Center and Swim School, Inc.
22 Newport Drive, Forest hill, MD 21050
To register call 410-420-7665

Harford Community College: To register call 410-836-4000.
401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015

Locations for Water Safety Instructor Training

Catonsville Community College: To register call 410-455-4101
800 S. Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228

Harford Co. College: To register call 410-836-4000
401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015

Loyola College (Red Cross Instructors): To register call 410-617-2330
401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015

Spy Aquatics: To register call 410-315-7779.
623 Balt. & Annap. Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146

Locations for Lifeguard Instructor Training

Aqua Culture Training Center and Swim School, Inc.
22 Newport Drive, Forest hill, MD 21050
To register call 410-420-7665

 


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