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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

15 years or older. Teaches the duties and responsibilities of lifeguards to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Certifies participant as an American Red Cross Lifeguard, including CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillation.


  • Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards/front crawl; 100 yards/breaststroke; and 100 yards/either front crawl or breaststroke or a combination. All 300 yards must use rhythmic breathing with your face in the water and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a minimum depth of seven feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to surface, and swim back to starting point with the object within one minute and 40 seconds.
  • When returning to the starting point, you must hold the 10 lb. object with both hands and keep your face above water.

Participants must attend all classes in a session to achieve certification.

Upcoming Dates (all classes are 9am-5pm): 

  • Wednesday, March 20 – Thursday, March 21 at SFC, Creve Coeur
  • Wednesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 30 at SFC, Creve Coeur
  • Thursday, June 13 – Friday, Fune 14 at Fox, Chesterfield


$225 members/$250 public
No refunds on cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to the start of class. Participants who do not pass the prerequisite will receive a refund minus a $25 fee.

Register Online


Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex: Heather Cheseman, 314-442-3296
Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building: Jeff Messina, 314-442-3495