Purpose: To provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. To provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
Must be at least 15 years of age on or before the last day of the course.
Able to pass the following prerequisite swim skills on the first day of class:
Course length: 30 Hours
Thoreau Swim Members: $325 | Community Members: $375
Lifeguard Full Certification Course:
Purpose: The primary purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
Must be currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguard. Able to pass the following prerequisite swim skills on the first day of class:
Course length: 13 hours
Thoreau Swim Members: $149 | Community Members: $199
Lifeguard Re-Certification Course:
For the review course, you must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification to participate. If your certification goes more than 30 days expired, you are not eligible to participate in the review course.
Proof of a current certification must be provided on the first day of class. You may check the status of your certification at Redcross.org/digitalcert