Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training 2024:

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  What swimming skills are required to enter the course?

You must swim 200 yards (about 8 laps) without stopping showing the front crawl and breast stroke.  You must bring a 10 lb. brick up from the bottom of the pool.  You must tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs.

2.  What certifications will I receive after I take the course?

Your course is sponsored by the American Red Cross.  You will receive your certifications in Lifeguard Training, First Aid Basics, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

3. For what period are the certifications valid?

Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR certifications are all valid for 2 years.

4.  Do I have to take the full course if I'm already CPR certified?

Yes, the CPR, lifeguarding, first-aid, and AED portions are blended throughout the course. Upon completing the course your CPR certification will be renewed for another full 2 years.

5.  Am I guaranteed a job if I pass the course?

Yes, we guarantee you a job with our company. We try to find you an assignment as close to your home as possible.

6. What if I can’t attend any of these course dates?

We run courses all summer, please call us to see if a later course is more convenient for you.

7.  What will happen after I sign up for the course?

After completing the training course sign up form, you MUST call our office to confirm your spot in the course.  You will then be sent an email with a link to complete the online portion of the training.  The online portion MUST be completed prior to the course start date.  Someone from our office will contact you a couple days before the course to confirm that you completed the online portion, advise you what to bring, and answer any questions you might have.

8.  What is the cost of the training?

The course is FREE for people who work for us this summer, and $495.00 for people who are not going to work for us.

*Free training based on employee working a minimum of 150 hours over the summer.

9.  Where is the course held?

Scroll down the page for a map to the training location.

10.  What happens if the course is already full?

If you sign up for a course that is full, we will contact you and move you in to the next open class. Please only sign up for a class you know you can make it to as classroom space is limited! We also have a waiting list for each class in the event someone can not make it.

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Click on the course below you would like to sign up for to be taken to the online sign-up form

You must attend all days listed of whichever course you choose!

Lifeguard Training Course #1 at

YMCA Fairless Hills - Fairless Hills, PA

***This is a 1 day class to recertify CURRENTLY certified lifeguards only!

  •  Sunday, March 10th - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lifeguard Training Course #2 at

YMCA Fairless Hills - Fairless Hills, PA

  •  Friday, March 15th - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  •  Saturday, March 16th - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  •  Sunday, March 17th - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Lifeguard Training Course #3 at

Widener University Pool - Chester, PA

  •  Friday, March 22nd - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  •  Saturday, March 23rd - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  •  Sunday, March 24th - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Lifeguard and CPR Recertifications

All Courses

  •  We offer an online review for Lifeguard and CPR recertifications, however you must attend the last TWO DAYS of a weekday course and ALL THREE DAYS of a weekend course to demonstrate your skills and take the written test

  •  If your Lifeguard and CPR certifications have been expired for more than thirty days, you must attend a full course

Lifeguard Training Course #4 at

YMCA Fairless Hills - Fairless Hills, PA

  •  Friday, March 29th - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  •  Saturday, March 30th - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  •  Sunday, March 31st - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Use the map below to get directions to the training facility - YMCA Fairless Hills Pool -

Fairless Hills, PA

Use the map below to get directions to the training facility -

Widener Univeristy Pool -

Chester, PA