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 Joe (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 17 thru Sept 19, 2021

Jan 28 thru Jan 30, 2022

Mar 25 thru Mar 27, 2022

May 13 thru May 15, 2022 

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 19, 2021

Jan 30, 2022

Mar 27, 2022

May 15, 2022

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 Joe at for more information. 

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