American Red Cross Licensed Training Provider

The American Red Cross lifeguard certification course is the first step to getting hired as a certified lifeguard. Our detailed program includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as a written test. Certification courses include: lifeguard, first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

You will learn how effective preparation and quick response times are vital to being a lifeguard, while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries. All courses are taught by Sunset Pools’ licensed American Red Cross instructors.

Our shallow water lifeguarding certification course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet, as well as providing care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses.

  1. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age.
  2. Swimming 300 yards (1-yard equals 0.9 meters) continuously using any of the combinations listed below:
    100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and propellant kick
    100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kicking glide sequence
    100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke
  3. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and then exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

You will receive the requisite expert training needed to help ensure the safety of all pool patrons. The Lifeguard Certification course includes Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED, and First Aid. It will take two full days to complete the training.

Lifeguard recertification can be achieved with Lifeguarding Review classes that refresh your knowledge and skills and update your certification for another two years. To participate in the Lifeguard Review class, you must have a current lifeguard certification, or certification that has expired by no more than 30 days.

Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding courses, you will receive a Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification, which is valid for two years and accepted nationwide.