American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Course

Need something fun for the kids to do this Summer?  Sign them up for our Junior Lifeguarding camp!  The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding course is designed to guide youth to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program. The Junior Lifeguarding course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard.  Junior Lifeguarding is designed for youths 11 years of age, or those who have completed the 5th grade through 14 years of age.


Junior Lifeguarding will introduce participants to: 


  • The skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. 
  • Communication and decision-making skills. 
  • The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard.
  • The basic knowledge and skills required to be a lifeguard.


Course Dates

 Session 1:  June 5th - 9th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (45 minute lunch break each day)

Session 2:  June 26th - 30th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (45 minute lunch break each day)

Session 3:  July 24th - 28th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (45 minute lunch break each day)

Course Length:  Approx. 30.5 hours including pre-course session


Course Prerequisites

Before entering Junior Lifeguarding, participants must demonstrate the following skills: 


  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side. 
  • Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence. 
  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs. 
  • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl.
  • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.






$149.00 incl. materials & $10 ARC AP fee