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American Red Cross Lifeguarding

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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. 


  • 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.

Important Dates:

The Pre-course date will be August 12 at 6:00pm at Plainfield Town Hall Pool.

Access to the virtual program will be emailed August 13 and will need to be completed by August 22 at 6pm. The online portion is about 7 hours long. 


* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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