Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Courses

Advanced Training Certifications

Interested in become a Certified Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor? C.S.C. is also offering a Lifeguard Recertificate! We have had an overwhelming response for these programs and limited class space. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis as we receive online registration.

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Please put “RE: Advanced Training” in the subject line of your email.

Lifeguard Certificate Training Program

June 24 – 26, 2017
Saturday – Monday
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Download this information for Lifeguard Certification 2017

The primary purpose of the Red Cross lifeguarding program is to provide the entry lifeguarding participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide the care for injuries and sudden illnesses in and around the water until emergency medical services arrive and take over.  This course is designed for those planning on working in an indoor or outdoor pool environment.  Additional training is required for waterfront certification.

$300  Register Online

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 15 and pass a Prerequisite Skill Test. Please note: The American Red Cross runs the course for the age of 15 and up, however to be a Professional Lifeguard in the State of Massachusetts you must be 16 years of age. This is found in the section of the Mass. State Regs – 105 CMS: Dept of Public Health, Section 435.23: Lifeguards. Which states the age of 16 years.

Prerequisite Skills Test:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
  • 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
  • 100 yards of breaststroke
  • 100 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breastroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 – 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object.
  • exit the water without using a ladder, within-in 1 minute, and 40 seconds.
  • Tread water for 2-minutes without using arms

Lifeguard Recertification
Change of Date & Venue!!
Saturday, June 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Download this information for Lifeguard Recertification 2017

This course is designed to refresh the skills of currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguards will recertify your lifeguard and CPR/AED certification. You must bring a pocket mask with you to class. Students should review material prior to the start of class. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard Recertification course, candidates will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification, a Standard First Aid certification and a CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification valid for 2 years.

$200  Register Online

Prerequisite Skills Test include:
  • 300-yards continuous swim, using front crawl and breaststroke.
  • retrieve a 10-lb brick from 7-feet of water, then swim 20-yards, with legs only
  • Tread water for 2-minutes without using arms
  • Exit the water without using a ladder, with-in 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Water Safety Instructor Training Program

June 27 – 29, 2017
Tuesday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Download this information for Water Safety Instructor 2017 

The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue course, six levels of Learn to Swim and Adult and Child Aquatics. Water Safety Instructor (WSI) candidates must be 16 years of age.

$300  Register Online

Please note: In addition to classroom instruction, this class will require 7.5 hours of Red Cross “blended” instruction online.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of age 16 by end of course.
  • Successful completion of pre-course session, consisting of tests of water safety and swimming skills and knowledge.

Prerequisite Skills Test:

  • Must be able to perform at an American Red Cross level 4 swimming criteria the six basic strokes, front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, side stroke and butterfly.
  • Candidate must be able to float for 1 minute and tread water for 1 minute.