Blended Learning Shallow Water
Lifeguard Training Course


This American Red Cross course is designed for entry-level participants that wish to lifeguard at aquatic facilities with a maximum water depth of 5 feet. 

What You’ll Learn

  1. The knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet deep
  2. Provide care for breathing emergencies
  3. Provide care for cardiac emergencies
  4. Provide care for injuries or sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over

Available Dates

Course #1
12/26/2023 – 12/29/2023
10AM – 3PM

Course #2
2/19/2024 – 2/22/2024
10AM – 3PM

Course #3
4/15/2024 – 4/18/2024
10AM – 3PM

Minimum Number of Participants: 5

Maximum Number of Participants: 10

Cost per participant: $300


Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Swim 100 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
Complete a timed event (maximum time: 50 seconds):
  1. Start in the water
  2. Swim 20 yards
  3. Submerge to a depth of 4-5 feet
  4. Retrieve a 10-pound object
  5. Return to the surface of the water
  6. With both hands holding the object, walk or swim on your back 20 yards to return to the starting point
  7. Exit the water without using the steps or the ladder

What to Bring

  1. Bathing Suit
  2. Towel
  3. Notebook
  4. Pen or Pencil
  5. Snack
  6. Water Bottle
  7. A Laptop for Digital Course Materials

Certification Requirements

7.5 Hours
Online, E-Learning Courses

18 Hours
In-Person Classes

Demonstrate Maturity and Responsibility

80% +
Exam Score

Lifeguard bridge courses to become deep water certified will be offered in the spring of 2024.