Lifeguard Certification & CPR  Classes

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Lifeguarding Requirements

Being a Lifeguard requires proper training and certifications. We recommend 2 options for training:

  • Charlotte Safety Training: Their website is charlottesafetytraining.com/aquatics-courses (minimum age is 15). 

  • Your local YMCA (you must be 16 to take the class at the YMCA). 

If you don't yet have your certification, that's OK - you can still apply for a position on our team. Head over to the Lifeguard Jobs page to apply online.   

If you have questions, please contact Brennan at

brennan.gaeckle@carolina-pmg.com

Lifeguarding: Full Certification Course

Become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard. Take this class if you are new to lifeguarding or if your previous certification has expired.

 

About

Our Lifeguarding: Full Certification course includes all the certifications you need to become American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified (each certification is valid for 2 years): Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED training.

 

REquirements

1) Students cannot miss any of the course. Please make sure you don't have any conflicts with the dates of the class. 

2) You must be at least 15 years of age before the last day of the training class.

3) Pass the Swim Test (detailed on this page).

4) Due to the nature of the skills taught in this course, you'll be performing strenuous activities (such as removing someone from the water). If you have concerns about your physical ability to pass the course, please reach out to us.

     

This test is administered at the beginning of the course and is required for certification.  

- 300 Yard Swim (300 yards of freestyle or breaststroke).

- Brick Test: Swim out 20 yards, surface dive 7ft – 10ft deep, retrieve a 10 pound weight from the bottom of the pool, return to the surface, and swim it back 20 yards to the start position. This objective is timed at 1 minute and 40 seconds.

-Tread water with your legs only, no hands, for 2 minutes.

- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Swim Test

Please read the requirements before signing up for a class.

cost

Employees: $175

Non employees: $225

(Not yet an employee? Go to our jobs page to apply! Or sign up for the class now and we'll reimburse you once you're hired.)

Lifeguarding Recertification Course

Passing this class extends your American Red Cross certification by 2 years. You must be currently certified to be eligible to register for this class.

 

About

The Recertification class lets you refresh your skills while extending your certification by 2 years.

REquirements

1) Students cannot miss any of the course.  Please make sure you don't have any conflicts with the dates of the class. 

2) Pass the Swim Test (detailed on this page).

3) Provide proof of a CURRENT Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. If your certification has expired at the time of the course by even one day, you must take the Lifeguarding: Full Certification Course (above). 

     

This test is administered at the beginning of the course and is required for certification.  

- 300 Yard Swim (300 yards of freestyle or breaststroke).

- Brick Test: Swim out 20 yards, surface dive 7ft – 10ft deep, retrieve a 10 pound weight from the bottom of the pool, return to the surface, and swim it back 20 yards to the start position. This objective is timed at 1 minute and 40 seconds.

-Tread water with your legs only, no hands, for 2 minutes.

- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Swim Test

Please read the requirements before signing up for a class.

cost

Employees: $90

Non employees: $110