Waterfront Lifeguarding



The purpose of the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies both in a pool and at a waterfront environment. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries.


Course Length:  37 hours


Prerequisites 550 yard swim (front crawl & breaststroke)
  20 yard swim & brick retrieval from 7-10 ft water (timed)
  Underwater swim 3 ring retrieval
  Age 15
Certification Waterfront Lifeguarding/First Aid 3 years
Validity CPR & AED 2 years
Water Skills  Slide in Entry
  Simple Assist
  Reaching Assist and Throwing Assist with Equipment
  Passive Submerged Victim Shallow Water
  Water Entry with Mask and Fins
  Shallow Water Line Search
  Feet-First Surface Dive with Mask and Fins
  Head-First Surface Dive with Mask and Fins
First Aid Skills Secondary Assessment
  Applying an Anatomic Splint
  Applying a Soft Splint
  Using a Backboard for a Standing Victim on Land
Additional Training Administering Emergency Oxygen
  Airway Management
  Bloodborne Pathogens
  Epinephrine auto injector
  Assisting with inhaler


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Last updated:
March 23, 2007