American Red Cross Lifeguarding

All our classes are Blended Learning (a combination of online classroom and lecture and skill session instruction).  Each certification class includes training in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED,  and Bloodborne Pathogens. This course provides participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. It covers: Care for victims of breathing emergencies, how Blood-borne pathogens are spread and how to help prevent, recognize, report and follow up on exposures incidents.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years by the last day of class
                          Swim 300 yards continuously using Freestyle & Breaststroke only.
                          Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
                          Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
                                   Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
                                   Surface dive 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
                                   Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to the starting point.
                                   Keep both hands on the brick and your face out of the water.
                                   Place brick on wall and exit pool without using the steps or ladder.


Passing Criteria: Students must meet the following criteria to pass the class
                         Take and pass all online classroom assignments before the first pool session

                         Participate in all Class activities
                         Pass all written tests with a minimum score of 80%
                         Show proficiency in all rescue, First aid, and CPR skills


Needed for class: The following items will need to be brought to the first day of class
                         Swim suit (one piece for women, trunks for men)

                         2 towels,

                         Goggles if needed for the swim test only

                         Change of clothes, comfortable athletic wear for classroom skills

                         Lunch or money for lunch (time will be provided for lunch each day, students may leave facility)


Items provided:  The following items will be provided by North Star

                         All training Equipment

                         Pocket mask (participants to keep)

                         Lifeguard Manual (PDF for online classroom, physical book for class days)


Training Schedule: A copy of our typical 2 day New Lifeguard training schedule is provided below. 
                                                  Online Classroom opens 9 days prior to the first class session.
                                                  Day 1: 8am-7pm (may be 8pm if class is large)
                                                              8a-9a - Swim Test
                                                              9a-12p - Classroom
                                                            12p-1p - Lunch
                                                              1p-5p - Pool
                                                              5p-7p - Classroom
                                                 Day 2: 8am-7pm (may be 8pm if class is large)
                                                             8a-10pm - Classroom
                                                           10a-1p - Pool
                                                            1p-2p - Lunch
                                                            2p-3p - Pool Skills review
                                                            3p-5p - Pool Test
                                                            5p-7p - Written Test

                                    * Greenhill School 3 Day Schedule

                                A copy of our typical 1 day Lifeguard Review Class schedule

                                              Online Classroom opens 9 days prior to the first class session.
                                                  Day 1: 8am-7pm (may be 8pm if class is large)
                                                              8a-9a - Swim Test
                                                              9a-12p - Pool Sills
                                                            12p-1p - Lunch
                                                            1p-4p - Dry Skills

                                                            4p-5p - Pool Test
                                                            5p-7p - Written Test

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in becoming a partnering facility or hosting a class?  Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

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Next Re-Cert Class

Upcoming Lifeguard Classes
 Date
Type
Format
Location
    Cost   

Registration Closes

Instructor
Mar 26
Waterfront
Live
The Colony
$50
Mar 23 @ 5pm
Nicholson
Apr 1-2
New
Blended
The Colony
$240
Mar 28 @ 5pm
Nicholson & Wilson
Apr 2
Re-Cert
Blended
The Colony
$130
Mar 29 @ 5pm
Robison
Apr 8 - 9
New
Blended
Belton
$240
Apr 6 @ 5pm
Nicholson & Robison
Apr 21 - 23 *
New
Blended
Addison *
$240
Apr 19 @ 5pm
Nicholson
Apr 29 - 30
New
Blended
Southlake
$240
Apr 27 @ 5pm
Brown & TBD
Apr 29 - 30
New
Blended
Frisco
$240
Apr 27@ 5pm
Robison & TBD
May 6 - 7
New
Blended
The Colony
$240
May 4 @ 5pm
Nicholson & Wilson
May 7
Re-Cert
Blended
The Colony
$130
May 5 @ 5pm
Robison
May 20 - 21
New
Blended
Southlake
$240
May 18 @ 5pm
Wilson & TBD
May 27 - 28
New
Blended
Lewisville
$240
May 25 @5pm
Nicholson & Robison
Jun 3 - 4
New
Blended
Southlake
$240
Jun 1 @ 5pm
Nicholson & Brown
Jun 4
Re-Cert
Blended
Southlake
$130
June 2 @ 5pm
Robison
Jun 10 -11
New
Blended
Belton
$240
Jun 8 @ 5pm
Nicholson & Brown
Jun 17 - 18
New
Blended
Frisco
$240
Jun 15 @ 5pm
Nicholson & Robison
Jun 24 - 25
New
Blended
Lewisville
$240
Jun 22 @ 5pm
Nicholson & Brown