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American Red Cross Lifeguarding
This course will be a blended learning course and will happened both virtually and in person. There is also a pre-course in water portion that will need to be completed before starting the course. The lifeguard class not only teaches an individual life saving skill but also responsibility, leadership and teamwork. Skills learned include professional rescuer CPR/AED, First Aid, water entries and approaches, removal of victims from the water and back boarding. 

Pre-course


  • Swim non stop using the following strokes: 300 yards crawl with rhythmic breathing (face in the water) and breaststroke

  • Swim 20 yards of crawl or breaststroke dive to 7 feet retrieve a 10 pound object and return to starting point in 100 seconds

  • Tread water for two (2) minutes with out use of arms


Participants who successfully complete any of our lifeguard courses will be eligible to interview for a lifeguard position with the department.
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Important Dates:
Lifeguard Course April 19 - April 21

The Pre-course date will be April 8th at 6 pm.

Access to the virtual program will be emailed April 9 and will need to be completed by April 15. The online portion is about 7 hours long. 

We've added a new class!
Lifeguard Course Every Sunday May 9 - May 23

The Pre-course date will be April 29th at 5:30pm. 

Access to the virtual program will be emailed April 30 and will need to be completed by May 8th at 9pm. The online portion is about 7 hours long. 

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Lifeguard Training Course 
15 and up  N/A  Su  05/09/2021 - 05/23/2021
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Plainfield Town Hall Pool
$75.00 Res, $100.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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