Aquatics | American Red Cross Lifeguarding

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding Classes

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

  • 300-yard swim using front crawl and 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 Joe (751-9714) for a test time. (This is a blended learning course – some work will be done prior to meeting times online – participants will receive a link at least a week before class to complete it before the first day of the session).

2021/22 Program Dates:

Full Courses:

September 17th through September 19th, 2021

January 28th through January 30th, 2022

March 25th through March 27th, 2022

May 13th through May 15th, 2022 

Certification Class will be held at the Bismarck MVF YMCA 5:00 - 9:00pm Friday night and 9:00am – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday of class. Registration deadline is 1 week prior to the beginning of class. 

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


September 19th, 2021

January 30th, 2022

March 27th, 2022

May 15th, 2022

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

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


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