Lifeguard Instructor Training

In this course, instructor candidates learn to teach basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses including Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding. Successful completion of this course earns participants an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification and eligibility to teach the above Lifeguarding courses as well as the Waterpark skills module, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Junior Lifeguarding, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, and more! This class is a great way to further your lifeguarding career.


Course Prerequisites:

Once we receive a student’s registration form and payment, the student will be emailed a link to register for the course within the American Red Cross Learning Center which will allow the student access to the online portion of the Lifeguarding Instructor course. When instructor candidates register for the Lifeguarding Instructor course through the American Red Cross Learning Center, they will receive notification via an email confirming the date, time and location of the course along with all the information needed to complete the prerequisite online component and obtain course materials.

In order to participate in the Lifeguarding Instructor course, participants must:

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess a current basic-level certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Successfully complete the Online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor course prior to the first in-person session
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Skills Session on the first day of class

*Candidates should enroll in this course ONLY if their basic lifeguarding skills have been mastered. This is not a remedial course or a review course for lifeguarding.


To register for a class:


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