In this course, participants will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard, as well as, how to carry these duties out in a professional manner. Participants will learn a number of life guarding techniques, such as, surveillance techniques, how to rescue distressed swimmers, active drowning victims, passive drowning victims, and suspected spinal injury victims using rescue equipment.
These practices require strenuous activity. If a participant has a medical condition or disability that may prevent them from taking part in the practice sessions, or have questions at all about their ability to participate fully in the Lifeguard Training Course, they should discuss it with the appropriate person at the local Red Cross Chapter before the start of the course.
Upon successful completion of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course, participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, which includes First Aid Skills and is valid for 2 years. Participants will also receive a CPR for Professional Rescuer certificate which is valid for 2 years.