American Red Cross lifeguard training for teens and adults in Bucks County, PA | YMCA of Bucks County

American Red Cross Lifeguard classes are for adults or young adults age 15 and over. Prerequisites for the class include swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, freestyle or a combination of both, treading water for two minutes without hands, and completing a timed event within 100 seconds to include starting in the water, swimming 20 yards without goggles, completing surface dive, feet first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object and returning to the surface and swimming 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point, with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.  Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Full programs = All training including classroom provided through course.

Blended learning = Seven hours of online coursework need to be completed by the first day of class. You will receive a record verifying your successful completion of the online portion and this should be brought to the first day of class.

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