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Shallow Water Lifeguard


The purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet deep, and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Certification Requirements

Certification Validity
American Red Cross certificate for Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED: 2 years

Length of Class
Approximately 24 hours