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Our On-Site Red Cross Lifeguard Training serves several metro areas from our branch offices in Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Orlando, Washington DC and Hawai’i.

This lifeguard certification course is at your chosen pool location.

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Lifeguard training Red Cross certifications are given for each student passing all curriculum points for Lifeguard Training, CPR-Pro, AED and Lifeguard First Aid. Our Los Angeles, San Jose/San Francisco, Texas, Hawai’i, and East Coast branches conduct at-your-location lifeguard certification in one intensive weekend or spread over a mix of evening time weekdays and weekend training.

This is a 2-day intensive course, usually arranged on one full weekend, or on two consecutive Saturdays or two consecutive Sundays. These days are just our most common, yet you are free to arrange weekdays as well. Most groups though opt for the weekend. This training is intended for strong swimmers in the 2-day format (swim team/water polo member etc.) or if not so strong we can offer a 2 1/2 day format for moderate swimmers.

There is a 6 participant minimum for private classes. If you’re by yourself, we can still likely fit you in on one of the forming groups. See below. If you have a group of less than our minimum 6 and want to proceed with less than 6, it’s ok, we must still charge our minimum base price based on 6 and divide it between participants. Four warm bodies are needed for the class for skills practice. Another option if you have less than 6, is to agree to host a few kids from our class interest list to make your minimum–or even better, if you then reach 9 or 12 students total, one student gets the class 50% off or totally free, respectively.

Your group provides the pool (it can be a backyard pool for skills). We will test kids at a nearby standard 25-yard pool for final checks.

Cost per private group student is $189 tuition and materials + $35 Red Cross online text, and certification fee-total: $224. However, individuals coming to our advertised public offerings, the price ranges from $224-254 depending on the host pool we use.

Our CompleteRed Cross Lifeguard Course Offerings:

Standard Lifeguard Training (LGT) Course–Designed for first-timers, and lifeguards whose certs have expired. We offer this course as a full 2- 2 1/2 day program. Same content as 4-day Park and Rec city program classes, but we condense it with longer days and more focused time, cost $224 ($244 for individuals coming to some commercial pool sites)

Red Cross LGT Review course, for those who’s certs are soon to expire but still certified (30 day grace period allowed). If your cert is expired, take our standard course (still quicker than typical Park and Rec 4 day LGT courses). The review course is typically given as a one 12 hour day, or sometimes two 6-hour days–cost $154 ($164 some pool sites). Note: bring your CPR pocket mask from your previous class to use in CPR practice, or purchase a new mask for $10 at class.  For the stand-alone review course rate, the whole class must be set up to be a review course, not mixed with standard 2-day first-timer course participants unless otherwise stated. If you intend to have both types of class on the same weekend, that is ok, but please contact our office to set up the training this special way.

Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard Course and One-Day Review Course, designed for people who guard at pools up to 5 feet deep. Same pricing as the standard courses above, however, certification is only for shallow water pools, and easier pre-tests, including a 100 yard swim instead of a 300-yard swim.

Upgrade course from Shallow Water to Standard Lifeguard certification: Typically 2-3 hours of deepwater skills, and passing the longer swim pre-tests of the standard course, plus taking the standard course written test. The cost for upgrade: $40 includes new RC certification fee.

Waterfront Lifeguard Training is designed for those needing certification for guarding at lakes or calm bays. It’s the standard two-day pool lifeguard program plus a 6-hour third day of waterfront skills at your chosen waterfront. Cost is $305 per student all inclusive.

DFW and East Coast course offerings may be somewhat higher in price. Check with our office. Our contact tab is at the top of this page.

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The benefits of booking us for a private class over a Park and Rec class?

  • You choose the dates and times that work for your group, not on someone else’s schedule
  • It’s YOUR group, at YOUR location
  • Class size is limited, better quality and done quicker
  • Your staff instructors are top notch pros
  • If you have to reschedule, you can.
  • Our effort is to the individual, not to move the group on and let a few fail.
  • We’ve been doing LGT’s 25+ years. We know how to make it fun and effective

Our fee is payable by check (at class) or credit card (prior to class). For credit card payments, see link at the bottom of this page. We offer our lowest price guarantee for any private class booking. If you find a lower price, by an insured Red Cross authorized company doing a private class, we’ll match it or beat it .

We’ve been doing this training 20 years and have a passion and a track record of making the highest quality privately trained guards in the industry.

Lifeguard classes appear on our calendar below. Some may be private, others will say if they are open for individuals to join. They will be listed as such in their expanded info-click on the training event in the calendar in which you are interested.

Individuals want to register for our public LGT classes on our calendar? Click Here

COURSE PRE-TEST ABILITY CHECKOFF

  • You choose the dates and times that work for your group, not on someone else’s schedule
  • Student minimum age is 15 by final day of class.
  • Swim 300 yards (example: 12 lengths of a standard 25 yard public pool) demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing without stopping, not timed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • A timed weight-retrieval drill (the Brick) where you swim 20 yards, do a surface dive to a 10-pound weight in 7-10 feet deep water, surface and swim on your back with the object 20 yards, exit the water without using a ladder or steps. The time limit is 1 minute and 40 seconds. This is an easy time interval for the normal swimmer.
  • Please note: Course tuition fees are not refundable for not passing the swim pre-tests. Being a lifeguard takes solid swimming skills or you could put yourself and/or the victim in serious danger and have a double drowning. The Red Cross and your instructors take that seriously. Why not practice test yourself in the days or weeks before class?


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Easy Steps to Host a Lifeguard Class for a Private Group

Step 1

Email Jenn at Happy Swimmers Swim School jtyler@happyswimmers.com, about any course questions. Please make sure your host pool is heated (85 degrees+ preferred), has at least a 7 foot deep end, and you have a comfortable space available to watch some DVD segments ( a living room is fine). Some instructors can also stream the videos over wi-fi if you have that available. Please email our office a couple of pictures taken of your pool to make sure it’s suitable for the training. Although a large hot tub is warm and fun, it’s not sufficient for the training.

Step 2

Organize the dates you want within your group: often Saturday full day, Sunday full day works well. The 2 day intensive version is geared for strong swimmer, well focused students. If your group isn’t that, schedule 2 1/2 days with us (one evening and two shorter days).

Step 3

Visit this link below for our sister company, jtacpr.com, to book your class.

Step 4

Your training is then entered in our online registration system by our office.  The host will then be sent the enrollment link and will distribute it to their group.  As soon as the first student (likely the host) completes their enrollment online with their payment, the group’s training dates are then reserved, and all is a go.

Step 5

As each student of the group enrolls from the link, they will receive their class confirmation receipt and class info immediately to the enrolled email address they used.

Blended Learning Option to save time:

If you are interested, you can opt to have your course use the blended learning method.  In blended learning, students must complete online approximately 7 hours of the course, and show the instructor the online completion certificate at the beginning of class.  Students should have at least 1 week prior to their in-class training to complete the online portion.  Blended learning format is considered 7 hours online, 20 hours in classroom/pool.  The standard course is approximately 27 hours classroom/pool.  Non-blended learners can also use the blended learning segments for ease in pre-study of the standard method course.  Here’s the link to start blended learning if that is your course designation (it’s also found in your welcome letter upon enrollment):

http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af

Congratulations and see you soon!

Jenn

 

With over 25 years of training our nation’s lifeguards, we’re confident you’ll have a great class!

Jenn Tyler,

Owner and Head Lifeguard Instructor

Tip: Look through chapters on Water rescue skills, spinal emergencies, CPR and First aid prior to class, it goes easier if you’re familiar with some of the basics.

 

Refund Policy

Due to booking of our lifeguard instructors and enough equipment, we require a refund policy.

Transferring to Another Class: Class tuition can be applied to one other Happy Swimmers Lifeguard class, when available, within 3 months if you reschedule greater than 72 hours (3 days) from the start of class.

For refund of fees: 100% refund of tuition is granted if it is requested by email 10 days before class, 50% refunded if 3-9 days before class. No refund or transfer credit of deposit less than 72 hours from class, with the one exception of refund policy restrictions waived in the event of documented medical issues. Speak with our office, we want you to take care of yourself.

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INDIVIDUALS SEEKING LIFEGUARD CLASS

Any individuals not with their own group, please fill out a brief contact form here to be notified of classes as they solidify. Scroll up a bit to see our current training calendar. (Note: no individuals will be served during our Winter season October to February, only groups of 6 or more with your own pool. Individuals adding in will resume March 1st, for Spring and Summer trainings so individuals, fill the below form out then).

Use this form to leave your contact info if you are interested in joining a lifeguard class forming in your area in the near future. We will contact you once a class has formed. –Also, check back regularly to our lifeguard training calendar, as classes that are privately formed can go up on the calendar Spring through Summer, as well. We look forward to training you! Jenn Tyler and the Lifeguard Instructor Team. Happy Swimmers USA