Lifeguarding Course

Minimum age 15

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program objective is to teach the skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.  Fee includes all materials.
Once registered with South Windsor Parks & Rec. the instructor of the course will send a web link directly to the participant in order to begin their online course work and register with the American Red Cross.  
There is approximately 7 hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class. 


  • Swim 300 yards continuously using a mix of front crawl & breaststroke.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes

Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer: Valid for 2 years.