Red Cross Training & Certifications

Lifeguard Training

Fee: $225

TrainingThe  American Red Cross Lifeguard training  course has both in-water and classroom requirements. Participants must be at least 15 years old and able to complete the perquisite required skills. Upon successful class completion participants will have a two year certification in Lifeguard Training and CPR-PR. 

Required Skills Test:
Prior to class participation all candidates must complete a swimming test which includes: 

  • a 300 yard continuous swim (in this order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick, rhythmic breathing can be performed to either the front or side, 100 yds. of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence, 100 yds. of either front crawl or breast stroke),
  • a 20 yard swim to a deep water, 10 lb brick retrieval and return to start in 1 minute 40 seconds
  • 2 minutes of treading water. 
    Participants will be given recovery time between each required skill.   

Community residents can register via their Active Net account, non residents please contact Racheal, 

Registration for May lifeguard training classes will open at noon on Friday, April 15!

May 6-May 15 - Activity #9531
Prerequisite Swim Test - May 6, 2022 @ Runway 35 Pool
Online class modules - May 7-13, 2022
In-water training @ Runway 35 Pool
Friday, May 13 5-8pm
Saturday, May 14 10a-4pm
Sunday, May 15 9am-1pm 

May 13-27 - Activity #9534
Prerequisite Swim Test - May 13, 2022 4p-5 @ Runway 35 Pool
Online class modules - May 14-19, 2022

In-water training @ Runway 35 Pool
Friday, May 20 5-8p,
Saturday, May 21 1p-6pm
Sunday, May 22 9am-1pm


The MCA offers lifeguard training classes at our outdoor facilities.  Those interested in employment as a lifeguard may also consider contacting area municipalities with indoor facilities to inquire about their course schedules. Click Here to see class offerings at other municipalities.

The MCA does not typically hire 15-year old lifeguards. The MCA may hire for programming hours if there are positions available and the applicant is certified in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR and AED.