2016 Lifeguard Training Course

Become a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross. Text books and training materials included. This course includes Lifeguarding and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and First Aid.


  • Minimum age of 15 by course completion. Identification required. 
  • Swimming Skills: 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl or breaststroke and demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Timed swim & surface dive: Swim 25 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet to a retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 25 yards to starting point. Exit the water. 


Failure of the pre-test disqualifies you from taking the course.

Certification Requirements: 

  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.  
  • Pass both the Section 1—CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2—Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum of 80 percent.

Certifications: Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED: 2 years 

Class dates and times TBA

Location: Berea Recreation Center
Cost: $195

Participants are required to attend all dates and times.

City of Berea - 11 Berea Commons - Berea, Ohio 44017 - (440)826-5800
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