Lifeguarding Course

Turning 15 soon? Are you interested in making some money this summer? You are now eligible to take the Red Cross Lifeguarding course! We will be having an intensive 2-day lifeguard certification course.


At the conclusion of the course participants who pass the course will receive a Red Cross Certification for CPR/AED First Aid and Lifeguarding. They are two separate certifications that are valid for 1 year and 2 years respectively. 


Prior to beginning the course, there is an online learning portion of the course that gives the participants a jump start on the material that must be completed before the course begins. The course is linked below.


Online Course

(Please budget your time wisely it takes about 8 hours to get through this course. Do not start it the night before!)


In addition to the online learning curriculum, there is a lifeguard manual that is supplied by the red cross that will be used during the course. If you could download this and bring it with you either printed, on a laptop, or a tablet that would be advisable for reference during the course. The document is available at the link below.


Red Cross Lifeguard Manual


CPR/AED and First Aid and Lifeguarding Certification: $450


Waterfront Certifications available upon request. (if you will be working at a lake or beach.)

Classes will be held at the Union College Pool, and payment will be collected on the first day of class.

Recertification: Email for dates

In the State of NY, Lifeguards are required to recertify in CPR/AED and First Aid every year and recertify their lifeguarding every two years. If your certifications are going to expire soon or you need to be recertified for this summer we will be holding a refresher and then a recertification test.


CPR/AED and First Aid Recertification: $150 

CPR/AED and First Aid and Lifeguarding Recertification: $200

Classes will be held at the Union College Pool, and payment will be collected the day of class.

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