Lifeguard Training

Action Kids at Brentwood Commons now offers American Red Cross Lifeguard training.

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

On successful completion of a course in the Lifeguarding program, participants  will receive American Red Cross Certification for Pool Lifeguarding.

This class is a blended learning class.  Curriculum includes approximately 6 hours of on-line pre course work that must be completed before the class dates.


  • You must be at least 15 years of age.
  • You must be able to pass the pretest skills evaluation at the beginning of class that includes the following:
  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

To successfully complete the Lifeguarding course, the participant must:

  • Attend the entire course and participate in all class sessions.
  • Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during scenarios
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
  • Pass the final skills scenarios.
  • Complete all eLearning content, including the eLearning written exam (CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid).
  • Successfully pass final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

*This course will not qualify the participant for Waterfront lifeguarding.


  • May 16; 4pm to 9 pm
  • May 17; 4pm to 9 pm
  • May 18; 2pm to 9 pm
  • May 19; 9am to 6 pm

~ The course will begin with testing of the prerequisite skills.
~ Student must attend all scheduled sessions.  We regret that we cannot offer make up times for this class.
Cost:    $385
How to sign up: Call 603-642-7200
Questions: email [email protected] or call 603-642-7200