Lifeguarding & Safety Classes

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Want a Rewarding and Fun Summer Job? 
Get Certified as a Professional American Red Cross Lifeguard!

Ages: 15 years and older
Fee: $175.00, includes book and materials

Participants must be able to pass all American Red Cross assessments with an 80% or better to receive certification.
Valid for 2 years.


  • Must be able to pass a 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Goggles may be worn.
  • Must be able to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point holding the object within 1 minute and 40 seconds. May not use goggles.
  • Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.

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Lifeguarding Re-Certification

Keep your Certification Current, Don’t let it Expire!

 15 years and older

Fee: $90.00, includes book and materials
Course Length: 10-12 hours 

Must be able to pass all American Red Cross Assessments with an 80% or better to receive certification that will be valid for 2 years.


  • Current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification. Must bring current certification to first day of class or student will not be allowed to participate and refund will be automatically given. 

This class is for current American Red Cross lifeguards who need to renew their certification. If your certification has already expired, a full lifeguard course must be taken!

The course review will focus on:

The Professional Lifeguard • Facility Safety • Surveillance and Recognition • Injury Prevention • Emergency Action Plans • Water Rescue Skills • Before providing Care/ Victim Assessment • Breathing Emergencies • CPR/AED • First Aid • Caring for Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries 

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Adult/Pediatrics First Aid / CPR / AED

Be a Leader. Learn to Keep Your Family, Coworkers, and Others Safe!

Ages: 11 years and older 

Fee: $60.00, includes book and materials

Must be able to pass all American Red Cross assessments with an 80% or better to receive certification.

Valid for 2 years.

Pre-Requisites: Must be 11 years of age


Session, Dates and Times

  • 1 Sat., March 24: 10:00 am– 4:00 pm
  • 2 Sat., April 14: 10:00 am– 4:00 pm
  • 3 Sat., May 12: 10:00 am– 4:00 pm


Eastside Community Center
1028 NE 14th Street
Center Phone: 352-334-2714

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