PRIVATE GROUP LIFEGUARD
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Our mobile lifeguard training as a Red Cross licensed training provider serves multiple metro areas from branches in Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Orlando, Washington DC, and Hawai’i. From these branches, we serve any US metro area plus international destinations. Happy Swimmers is an authorized US Government Contractor capable of providing training services to federal and state agencies. We are the Nation’s Capitol Staff selected training provider.

Even if you aren’t congress, our mobile lifeguard certification course can be at your chosen pool location for your private group. 

 

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WILLING TO HOST OUR MOBILE RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING?

If you have a pool that meets the Red Cross standards for a training facility, please email us your location, time frame, and the current number of students that may want to take the training. In thanks for hosting at your pool, we will waive the tuition for the student of your choice. Hosts are named as additional insured on our insurance policy under our blanket AI benefit.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE POOL ACCESS

If you don’t have pool access but still need to be certified, please check the training calendar 2/3 down this page. Classes open to walk-on students will be added throughout the year as facilities become available. We look forward to training you!

Jenn Tyler, Kimberly Lytle, and the Lifeguard Instructor Team

Happy Swimmers USA

 

Happy Swimmers’ RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, respond to aquatic emergencies.  Participants will provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Red Cross certifications for Lifeguard Training, CPR-Pro, AED and First Aid are issued to candidates who successfully complete the training. Certifications are valid for 2 years.

How Long is the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course?

This is a 2-day intensive course, usually arranged on one full weekend, or on two consecutive days of your choosing. This training is intended for solid swimmers.

How many people do I need?

There is an 6 participant minimum for private lifeguard classes. If you have a group of less than the minimum 6, we can still accommodate your training with the understanding that you will be charged for the 6 participants or open your class to a couple of walk-on students. According to Red Cross standards, there must be at least 5 participants in the class. We will host the training at your pool providing it meets the training requirements.

 

Our Complete Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course Offerings:

Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT) Blended Learning Course

 

Price per person is on each metro-specific page, see near the bottom of this page.

Time: Online 7 hours, In-person 20 hours

Provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. The Lifeguard Training Blended Learning Course allows you to read the material and watch the videos from the comfort of your home. The online training is approximately 7 hours. In-person training will be 20 hours. This training is for new lifeguard candidates or those with lapsed certifications. In some cases, travel fees may need to be compensated by the group or host.  Our office will inform you if this is the case for your specific training. Certification issued for 2 years.

Link to Download the Lifeguard Textbook to your computer for pre-study here (Lifeguard text near the bottom of the page)

Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard Course 

Price per person is on each metro-specific page, see near the bottom of this page.

Time: Online 7 hours, In-person 20 hours

Provide entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. This training is specifically for facilities with a water depth of 5 feet or less. Certification issued for 2 years.

 

Red Cross Lifeguard Review Course

Price per person is on each metro-specific page, see near the bottom of this page.

Time: 10 hours

For those whose certifications are soon to expire but still certified (30 day grace period allowed). The review course is usually conducted in one day. Lifeguards will be expected to complete the Lifeguard prerequisite swim test, practice rescue skills, work through team scenarios, successfully complete the written test and skills test at the end of the course. Note: You will need to bring your hip pack, gloves, resuscitation mask, whistle, and lanyard.   Certification issued for 2 years.

Link to Download the Lifeguard Textbook to your computer for pre-study here (Lifeguard text near the bottom of the page)

Waterfront Lifeguard Training

Price per person is on each metro-specific page, see near the bottom of this page.

Time: 6 hours

To teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found in public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds. The course is conducted in conjunction with the lifeguard training program. As a stand-alone course, it is a 6-hour training at the waterfront. Certification issued for 2 years.

Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard Course and One-Day Review Course,

Designed for people who guard at pools up to 5 feet deep. The 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.

Travel fees

Occasionally, travel fees may need to be compensated by the group or host.  Our office will inform you if this is the case for your specific training.

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The benefits of booking us for a mobile lifeguard training

  • You choose the dates and times for your training
  • Direct contact with the instructor prior to the training
  • Your group trains at your location
  • Class size is limited
  • You may reschedule in the event of an emergency

How to enroll/pay

Our Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes appear on the scheduling calendar below. Classes will be identified by private booking and those open to the public. By clicking on the event calendar the information will be expanded. 

The course fee is payable by credit card prior to the class on the specific event page which is created for your training group. To join a class listed on the calendar please click on the banner below.

Individuals ready to register for a class on our calendar?

Lifeguard Training Pre-course Requirements

    • Student minimum age is 15 years by the last day of class
    • Swim 300 yards using freestyle or breaststroke. The candidate must demonstrate breath control and rhythmic breathing without stopping.
    • Tread Water, legs only, for 2 minutes
    • Timed brick test: Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom. Surface and swim on your back with the object for 20 yards, exit the water without using a ladder or steps. The time limit is 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Please note: Course tuition fee is not refundable for not passing the swim pretest. 

Candidates should practice and train prior to the course.

Here again, is the Lifeguard Textbook link.  You’ll need it for the course:

https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/training-services/no-index/LG_PM_digital.pdf



Calendar link also accessed by clicking here

5 Easy Steps to Host a Lifeguard Class for a Private Group

Step 1

Make sure your host pool is heated – 82 degrees minimum for comfort.  ask our office if questions. The pool needs to have a 7-foot or greater deep end with a 15-yard (45 feet) or greater length from the pool edge. An area to conduct CPR and First Aid training will be needed. Please email our office a couple of pictures taken of your pool to make sure it’s suitable for the training. 

Step 2

Organize the dates you want within your group. A weekend training may consist of a Friday evening and all-day training for Saturday and Sunday or two longer days Saturday and Sunday.  Weekdays can also be ok but are less common.

Step 3

Visit the Happy Swimmers link to book your class:https://www.happyswimmers.com/cpr-training/book/

Step 4

Your mobile lifeguard training will be entered into 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 completes their enrollment online with their payment, the group’s training dates are then reserved.

Step 5

Each student will need to enroll from the link, receive their confirmation receipt and additional class information which will be sent to their email addresses.

Students will be responsible for completing their online training prior to the class.

A completion certificate will be issued when completed and should be shown to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.  It is best if students can plan to have the online training completed 1 week prior to the class.    

Refund Policy

100% refund of tuition is granted if it is requested by email 7 days before the class.

If a student experiences a medical emergency and seeks medical attention, the note received from the medical doctor stating the student may not participate in the training will grant a 100 % refund.

Speak with our office, we want you to take care of yourself.

If students cancel 3 days from the start of class they may only transfer to another class. Class tuition can be applied to another Happy Swimmers Lifeguard class, when available, and should be used within 3 months.

A student experiencing COVID 19 symptoms should not participate in our classes and is allowed a refund or rescheduling exception for any class of ours.  Contact our office for remedies. Stay safe!

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INDIVIDUALS WISHING TO JOIN A LIFEGUARD CLASS

Any individuals not with their own group, and no pool of their own:

Click here for our public class enrollment:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/happyswimmerscom-16842169658

We add classes a month or so before April, May, and June, and as they come in.  Check back every two weeks if possible in the Spring/Summer season.

We look forward to training you!

Jenn Tyler, Kimberly Lytle, and the Lifeguard Instructor Team

Happy Swimmers USA