American Red Cross Waterfront Skills Lifeguarding Module

  • About

The purpose of the American Red Cross Waterfront Skills Lifeguarding Module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergenies in nonsurf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds. To enroll, you MUST have a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. The class sessions take approximately 6 hours to complete. Participants MUST attend all class dates and successfully pass a water skills and written test.


  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.
  • Pass a prerequisite skills evaluation on the first day, consisting of the following:
    • Swim 550 yards continuously using front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of the two.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
    • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Skill sequence: swim 5 yards, submerge, and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and continue to swim another 5 yards.

Course Offerings:

No course offerings are scheduled at this time.

​For additional information, contact Jill Faull at (352) 273-2415 or

Course Price:

RecSports Member: $60
​RecSports Employee: ​$50
​Non-Member: $75

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