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Lifeguard Certification

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Gain the knowledge and confidence to teach our community the importance of knowing how to safely be in and around water with our lifeguard certification.

These courses will prepare you for employment as a lifeguard with the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program. You’ll also learn how to rescue patrons in water situations, learn CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, and First Aid. If you have any questions, please reach out to aquatics@boisestate.edu.

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Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard training is for first time certifications or for those with certifications expired longer than 30 days. You must also be at least 15 years of age and be able to complete the precourse requirements (300-yard swim, 2-minute tread, and timed brick retrieval event). View a demonstration of the precourse requirements.

Failure to pass the prerequisites will result in inability to participate in the course and no refunds will be given.

A minimum of 4 participants is needed by the registration deadline for the class to run. In addition no refunds will be given for dropping the class.

Lifeguard Review

Lifeguard Review

This course is to review and re-certify your American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. It is available for participants with a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED  certificate. You must also be at least 15 years of age and be able to complete the precourse requirements (300-yard swim, 2-minute tread, and timed brick retrieval event). View a demonstration of the precourse requirements.

Failure to pass the prerequisites will result in inability to participate in the course and no refunds will be given.

A minimum of 4 participants is needed by the registration deadline for the class to run. In addition no refunds will be given for dropping the class.

Red Cross

Red Cross

We utilize the Red Cross Blended Learning courses for the full Lifeguarding course. The majority of the lecture will be done through an online platform. Skill sessions will be conducted in-person at the date you registered.

After signing up for a course, you will receive an emailed receipt with an attachment with links and information to access the Red Cross Learning Center. The online component must be completed prior to you attending the in-person class. Once you complete the online potion, you have not completed the requirements for certification. The in person skills session is where you will complete the requirements for certification.

Additionally you may need to create a Red Cross account in order to take the classes if you have never taken a Blended Learning course before. Please note the estimated completion times in order to give yourself enough time to complete the online content.

Full Lifeguarding course ( 7 hours of online content)