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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Blended Learning Course

This is a blended learning course, with the candidates using online learning and test-taking to accent classroom skills.

This course covers:
Lifeguard Training
First Aid
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer-Lifeguard


  • 15 years or older
  • Proof of age (diver’s license, birth certificate or passport) at the pre-test
  • Must attend all classes and complete online work in-between classroom sessions
  • 10 participant maximum and 6 participants minimum
  • Punctual attendance is required at all class sessions. No exceptions will be made.


  • Next dates are being planned! Make sure you are ready, practice the pre-test skills below!

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

Cost(2021): $300  (payable to MWCC at the time of registration)

Pre-Test Information

Students who do not pass the pre-test will not be permitted to enroll in the course. Goggles may be used for skill 1, but NOT for 2 or 3. Pre-test is held at Mount Fitness pool.

  •  Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, front crawl/breaststroke
  • Treading water using only your legs (hands placed under armpits)
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

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