American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class


Thursday, November 10: Swimming Pretest* 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Sundays, November 13, 20, 27:  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday November 17:  5:30 - 9 pm (CPR/AED)


Aquatic & Family Center at JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge Road, Florence, MA 01062

$295 AFC member, $305 non-member resident, $315 non-resident. This fee includes all materials.

 *$25 of this fee is a non-refundable swim testing fee.

Click Here to Download Lifeguarding Flyer with Registration Form

Pre-course Requirements: Candidates need to pass ALL of the following requirements

  • Must be 15 years old by the completion of the course.
  • Ability to swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl stroke or breaststroke.
  • Tread water for two (2) minutes using only your legs (no hands)
  • Complete in 1 minute, 40 seconds. From shallow end of pool, swim 20 yards to retrieve a 10 pound diving brick from the bottom of the deep end and return with brick to the shallow end of pool holding on to brick with both hands.
Click the Pre-Course Requirement Video links to see a more detailed explanation.

In this course you will learn about the duties & responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. You will also learn how to use surveillance techniques, rescue equipment, and how to manage a suspected spinal injury victim.

This is a blended learning class. There is approximately ten hours of online learning for you to do on your own, followed by the in person sessions. Once you complete the pre-course requirements you will be given information for the online sessions. Upon successful completion of this course (including written and rescue skills testing), you will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate. You will also receive CPR for the Professional Rescuer & First Aid. Attendance at all classes in the session is mandatory.