Lifeguarding & Safety Classes

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification

Want a rewarding and fun lifeguard job? Get certified as a professional American Red Cross lifeguard!

Ages: 15 years and older
Fee: $175, includes book and materials

Participants must be able to pass all American Red Cross assessments with an 80% or better to receive certification. The certification is valid for two 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.

Course Location:
H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool: 1001 NW 31st Drive; 352-334-2187
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification: Fee is $175 and includes books and materials

Session #4
Thursday October 21, 5 - 8 p.m. at Dwight H. Hunter Pool
Friday October 22, 4 - 8 p.m. at H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool
Saturday October 23, 8 - 5 p.m. at H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool
Sunday October 24, 8 - 5 p.m. at H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool

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