American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Spring 2023American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Blended Learning Course

This course covers the following: Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer-Lifeguard. This is a blended learning course, with the candidate using online learning and test-taking to accent classroom skills. Access to the internet and a printer is required for this course.


Proof of age in the form of a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport must be presented at the pre-test!

Pre-Test:                               Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 pm
*Students who do not pass the pre-test will not be permitted to attend the course

Pre-Test requirements:

Skill 1.   Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, front crawl/breaststroke

Skill 2.   Treading water using only your legs (hands placed under armpits) for 2 minutes

Skill 3.   Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, using a head or feet first surface dive, dive to the depth of 7- 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while holding the object with both hands, and exit the water to a standing position without a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Goggles may be used for skill 1, but NOT for skills 2 or 3

Course Information:         Candidates must attend ALL classes listed below and complete online work in-between classroom sessions.

Class Dates:

Note: Due to a pool schedule conflict, dates were adjusted. The dates below are as of 3/22.

  • May 9th, 5 – 9 pm
  • May 11th, 5 – 9 pm
  • May 12th, 5 – 9 pm
  • May 16th, 5 – 9 pm
  • May 18th, 5 – 9 pm
  • May 20th, 10 – 3 pm

Location: Mount Fitness, 444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01430

Cost: $300 (Students $150) Mount Fitness Fee (Fee must be paid in full at time of registration)

Notes: There is a 10-participant maximum and a 5-participant minimum for this course. Punctual attendance is required AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

Complete the form below to sign up for the pre-test or call 978-630-9354 or email

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