Lifeguard Instructor

Successful completion of this Red Cross course certifies participants to teach lifeguard classes. 

Class Components:
  • Precourse session (see prerequisites below)-6 hours
  • FIT course (Fundamentals of Instructor Training) - 4 hourse
  • Lifeguard Instructor Course - 21 hours
All components are required for this course
  • $75 Non-refundable fee for pre-course
  • $325 for FIT, Instructor course, Instructor manual, CPR mask
Course Prerequisites:
  • Be at least 17 years of age before final scheduled session of class
  • Pass the recourse written examination with a minimum grade of 80% required
  • Must have lifeguard book and review sheets
  • Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards breaststroke, 100 yards either front crawl of breaststroke or a mixture of both strokes
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point
  • Swimming rescue skills
  • Three water skill scenarios
  • Pass all first aid and CPR skills

Please call the pool desk at 410-315-7779 for further information