The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program is designed to guide youth ages 7 to 14 to the Red Cross Lifeguard course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills of future lifeguards. Youth participants will be introduced to all the components of the Lifeguard Course such as: victim recognition, rescue skills, first aid, CPR, AED, and the development of swimming skills and endurance. Along the way, students will meet new friends, have fun, increase leadership skills, learn future work skills, and most importantly, learn how to respond to emergencies. This program is an excellent way for youth to get a jump on the competition in future employment as a lifeguard.
All Junior Lifeguard applicants must pass a Swimming Proficiency Test that includes: (1) Swim 100 yards (4 lengths) (2) Tread water for at least two minutes. (3) Swim 5 yards underwater.
Who: Boys and Girls ages 7 to 14
What: Jr. Lifeguard Program
When: Saturdays 10am to 3pm
Students must attend 4 sessions to be eligible for certification.
Cost: $50 per session
What to Bring to Class
- Proof of Age
- Proof of Online Course Completion – rounds 1 thru 9 and assessment
- Bathing Suit, Goggles and Rash Guard – optional
- Towel; Dry clothes, Sun Block; Lunch or Lunch Money, snacks and drink
- *Please allow 15 extra minutes for parking and facility check-in
Need last-minute accessories before class? We got you covered; just purchase and pick up on your first day of class!
Please see our Refund Policy for information on class refunds.