Lifeguard Classes

American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes are offered year round, including one day classes for re-certification. To participate, students must be 15 years old by the final class date and must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously: 100 crawl stroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 choice stroke on stomach

  • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs

  • Complete the following timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 ft. to retrieve a 10-lb object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards on the back to the starting point, with both hands holding the object, and exiting the water without using a ladder or steps. 

Once the class is passed, the certification is good for two years and includes lifeguarding, cpr, first aid, and aed. See the information form below for more specific dates and cost.

Open to non-members.

Additional information (pricing, contact information)
Registration form

Class 101—Pretest- Wednesday Dec 13th 7-8 pm                                  
Wednesday Dec 20th 9am-5pm                                 
Thursday Dec 21st 9am-5pm (recert)                                 
Friday Dec 22nd 9am-5pm  

Class 102—Pretest-Wednesday Dec 13th 7-8pm                                
Wednesday Dec 27th 9am-5pm                                 
Thursday Dec 28th 9am-5pm (recert)                                
Friday Dec 29th 9am-5pm  


Class 103—Pretest- Wednesday March 28th 7-8pm                                  
Monday April 2nd 9am-5pm                                  
Tuesday April 3rd 9am-5pm (recert)                                 
Wednesday April 4th 9am-5pm  

Class 104—Pretest-Wednesday March 28th 7-8pm                                 
Friday April 6th 9am-5pm (recert)                                 
Saturday April 7th 9am-5pm                                 
Sunday April 8th 9am-5pm  

Class 105—Pretest-Wednesday May 2nd 7-8pm                                  
Wednesday May 9th 5pm-9pm                                 
Saturday May 12th 8am-6pm (recert)                                 
Sunday May 13th 9am-5pm

Additional classes in May and throughout the summer as needed. Contact Will Brunner at 730-2472 or aquatics2@burkwoodclub.com to put your name on a list of students interested in a summer course.

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