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Lifeguarding Certification Course - BL: 

The primary purpose of this course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. 

This program offers Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

Participants who successfully complete this course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.

Program Requirements and Prerequisites
1. Minimum age: 15 years.
2. Swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: Starting in the water swim 20 yards; Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object; Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point; Exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Contact Information
For more information contact Ken Catino at (203) 783-3390 or by e-mail

Blended Learning (BL): Online and Classroom
  • eLearning: Link will be emailed once registration closes and course prerequisites tests are completed. Online session must be completed prior to in person training.
  • In person: Two day weekend course, Saturday and Sunday. Lunch break will be given.

Instructor Information
The program will be run by Jeff Doornweerd, American Red Cross Certified Lifeguarding Instructor and Milford Learn to Swim Instructor.

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Lifeguarding Certification Course 
15y - 99y N/A SuSa  04/06/2024 - 04/07/2024
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

McCann Natatorium
$325.00 Res, $400.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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