Interested in becoming a Certified Lifeguard?
Here at the Rutherford Swim Association we offer lifeguard Certification training!
Lifeguarding Courses and Prerequisites
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard.
Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide.
The American Red Cross is the most respected source for training and certification of this kind.
Prerequisites for lifeguard training include:
Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class
Students must pass a pre-course swimming skills test prior to taking lifeguarding courses
Full Course –
training for the first time or for those whose certifications have expired. This course is available in traditional, in-person course format (25 hours, 20 minutes) and the Blended Learning course format (19.5 hours in person, 7.5 hours online). The pre-requisites for this course include being 15 years of age and having passed the pre-course swimming skills test.