Lifeguard Training

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Name: Lifeguard Training
Section: Aquatics
Group: Youth
Category: Lifeguard Training
Ages: 15 to adult
Location: Lakewood High School Pool

Resident: $170.00
Nonresident: $220.00

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes offer great skills for students ages 15 and older who are seeking employment as lifeguards.  Successful completion of this course will qualify participants for employment as a lifeguard. 

All participants must pass the prerequisite skills test administered during the first class.  This test consists of a 300 yard swim (front crawl and breaststroke with proper technique required), retrieval of a ten pound weight from a depth of 7 to 9 feet and two minutes of treading water without use of their arms.

Classes taught using the American Red Cross Blended Learning Format.  These courses include an online portion to be completed by the participant prior to the first in-person session (Online portion takes approximately 7 hours to complete).  Registration deadline for courses is 7 days prior to first in class meeting.

1.  Participant registers for class (

2.  Within 1 to 3 business day(s), participant is emailed link to on-line portion of course 

3.  Participant completes on-line portion of course.  Instructor is sent completion info automatically by the Red Cross

4.  Participant attends in person sessions.

5.  On final day of course, participant takes and passes (80% correct) written test and skills test.

6.  Participant is emailed certification via Red Cross.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.  Students must provide age verification in the form of a birth certificate, state ID, passport, etc.  Students must be 15 years of age by the last class.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  

With questions, please contact Matt Demaline, Aquatic Manager at or 216-529-4081.

Lakewood Recreation is hiring lifeguards for winter and summer seasons.  Email for more information/to apply.




Dates and Times for Lifeguard Training
Monday through Thursday 12/27/2021 - 12/30/2021 11:00am - 3:30pm
Download Forms for Lifeguard Training
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