**UPDATE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH**
ALL BEAUFORT COUNTY BUILDINGS CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS INCLUDES OUR PLAYGROUNDS, RECREATION CENTERS AND POOLS.

PLEASE SEE THE POLICIES AND PLANS BELOW FOR SAFETY GUIDELINES.
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Lifeguard Tower
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES
LIFEGUARD
CERTIFICATION

Becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard is simple.

1. View our upcoming courses and be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course, listed below.

2. Be among the first 12 to take the $25 Swim Assessment (up to 30 days before the class begins) AND pay for the $150 course (all materials provided). Swim Assessments are available at any time at all of our indoor pools. 

  • Demonstrate that you are able to swim 300 yards continuously, no stopping, using the front crawl and breaststroke.

 

  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object from the bottom of the pool, swim 20 yards with the object, and exit the pool without using the steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

  • Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes.

3. Attend all classes and successfully complete exams. This certification is valid for two years and is required to work as a lifeguard at all aquatics facilities in the U.S. certified by American Red Cross.

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