What we offer:

Lifeguard Instructor Certification Course


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 2016


  • 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

Prerequisites (cont.):

  • Successfully complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which consists of the following:
    •   Orientation to the American Red Cross
    •   Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course
    •   Lifeguarding Instructor Precourse Exam
  • Successfully perform multiple water rescue and CPR scenarios
April 15th: 4p-10p
April 16th: 9a-10p
April 17th: 9a-8p (or until finished)

*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: $350
Community Members: $375
Register now: Please check back January 2016