Aquatics | American Red Cross Lifeguarding

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding Classes

Classes include American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid & Lifeguarding. All certifications are valid for 2 years. Participants must be 15 years on or before the last day of the session. Males must wear a boxer-style swimming suit & females must wear a one-piece suit. The following pre-requisites must be met:

  • 300-yard swim using front crawl & breaststroke
  • Retrieving an object from the deep end of the pool
  • Treading water for 2 minutes using legs only
  • Pretest must be completed prior to class. Call Kyler (751-9714) for a test time.
  • This is a blended learning course
  • Some work will be done online prior to in person meeting times online
  • Participants will receive a link at least 1 week before class to be completed before the first day of the session

2021/2022 Program Dates

Full Courses:

Sept 16-18, 2022

Jan 27-29, 2023

Mar 24-26, 2023

May 1-14, 2023

Certification Class will be held at the Bismarck YMCA 5-9pm Fri & 9am-5pm Sat & Sun. Registration deadline is 1 week prior to the beginning of class. 

Fee: $250 (+$35 fee to American Red Cross for online portion)


Sept 18, 2022

Jan 29, 2023

Mar 26, 2023

May 14, 2023

Class will start at 9am & go until 6pm. Registration deadline is 1 week prior to the beginning of class.

Fee: $150 (+$35 fee to American Red Cross for online portion)

Contact Kyler at for more information. 

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