AMERICAN RED CROSS SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDS

Lifeguard Training

This particular course teaches and educates future lifesavers on the various techniques and skills required to perform water rescue in shallow water. After attending the course, candidates will be able to better prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water of up to 5-ft deep.

This course is good for people that will have contact with facilities depth of 5-ft and below.

Core Courses
Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old and pass certain swimming requirements Course lengths:
Lifeguarding

  • Traditional in-person course format 25 hours, 20 minutes

Shallow Water Lifeguarding

  • Traditional in-person course format 24 hours

Optional Add-on Modules
Prerequisite: Certification in a core course is required; however, the module may be taught at the conclusion of a core course. Course lengths:

 

  • Waterfront Skills Module 5 hours, 40 minutes

 

  • Waterpark Skills Module 3 hours, 40 minutes

Lifeguarding Review Course
The Review course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to recertify in lifeguarding.
Prerequisite: Current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate Note: If the Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate is expired, participants must take the full Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding course.
Course lengths:

 

  • Lifeguarding Review Course 12 hours, 50 minutes

 

  • Shallow Water Lifeguarding Course 11 hours, 50 minutes

Topics include:

  • Patron surveillance
  • Rescue skills
  • Victim assessment
  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED
  • Care for head, neck and spinal injuries

 

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