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Lifeguard Instructor Certification Course

Aquatics - Swimmer at the Pool



This class will cover the American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor skills for certification. Enrollees will participate in classroom instruction (land & water), skills tests, and written exams. Successful completion of this course certifies the participant to teach Lifeguarding, Aquatic Management, and CPR/AED/1st Aid for Professional Rescuers & Healthcare Providers, as well as a host of other courses. Price includes all required text(s), teaching tools, and certification cards.

Spring 2017


  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification
  • Successfully complete the following swim tests:
  • A 300 yard swim using breaststroke & freestyle without stopping
  • tread water for 2 minutes without the use of hands
  • perform a timed brick retrieval
  • Successfully complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which consists of the following:
  • Orientation on the American Red Cross
  • Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course
  • Lifeguarding Instructor Pre-course Exam
  • Successfully perform multiple water rescue and CPR scen

*To be eligible for certification as a lifeguard instructor, you must attend all class sessions, demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities, and pass the final written exam with at least 80 percent.

MSSU Student/Employee:  $450
Community Members:  $500