American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

Blended Learning Classes

Lifeguard instructing swimmers

To register for a course or if you have questions about our Lifeguard Courses, please contact the CFBISD Natatorium Supervisor, Grace Parker, or call 972-968-5668,

Summer Lifeguard Classes

Course Price (Full Lifeguard Course): 
$50 for current CFBISD students
$150 for non-CFBISD students
Cash Only

June Course

  • Tuesday, June 18th
    8:30 am – 7:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
  • Wednesday, June 19th
    8:30 am – 7:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
  • Thursday, June 20th
    8:30 am – 7:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

This course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel take over. 

Entry into the course is limited to those who meet the minimum age requirement and successfully complete the prerequisite skills evaluation. Participants must be 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.

Lifeguard Recertification Classes

The primary purpose of a recertification course is to give individuals who have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding (Including Deep Water) Certification the opportunity to review the course knowledge and skills within a formal course setting. This will allow them to maintain their American Red Cross Lifeguarding (including Deep Water) Certification.

Individuals will be asked to provide their current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification or one that is expired by no more than 30 days  for Lifeguarding that includes training in water 7 feet or deeper. 

Recertification classes are 1 day long with the prerequisite taking place at the beginning of the course time

** Class times may start later or end earlier based on participant numbers and practice time needed for skills. This information will be communicated to participants via email. **

Class Dates

  • Friday, May 31st
    8:00 am – 7:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
  • Friday, August 2nd
    8:00 am – 7:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Blended Learning Course has three parts:

The CFBISD Natatorium host Blended Learning Lifeguard Courses. Our classes are sectioned into 3 sections; Prerequisite Swimming Skills, Online (eLearning) Course, and In-Person Course. 

  1. Prerequisite Swimming Skills: Individuals must be able to complete the 2 prerequisite swimming skills. These 2 skills are to ensure that those who are taking the course will be able to physically be able to complete the skills that will be asked of them in class. 
               a) Prerequisite 1:
     Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest: 
                        ▪ Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of                              both. (Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles is allowed) 
                        ▪ Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs (hand will be placed under the
                           armpits or wrist-up out of the water)
                        ▪ Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both

                 b) Prerequisite 2: Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: 
                         ▪ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. (The 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 – 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, holding the object at the surface with
                            both hands and keeping the face out at or near the surface.
                         ▪ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

  1. Online (eLearning) Course: The online session for the Lifeguarding course is comprised of 16 modules.
    Coursework takes approximately 6 hours to complete all modules of the online session. Each individual module takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete.
    For the CFBISD Course - All 16 modules are expected to be completed before the first day of the in-person course.
  2. In-Person Course: During the in-person participants must – 
                         ▪ Attend the entire course and participate in all class sessions.
                         ▪ Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during skill practices, skill drills, activities and scenarios.
                         ▪ Demonstrate proficiency in all skills.
                         ▪ Pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.
                         ▪ Pass the three (3) final skill assessments which include:
                                      - Timed Response
                                      - Rotation and Scanning
                                      - Final Team Response Testing Scenario