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).

Contact Aquatics Trainer, Joe Hill, with questions at 751-9714.

2020/21 Program Dates:

Full Courses:

September 18th through September 20th

January 29th through January 31st

March 26th through March 28th

May 14th through May 16th 

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)


March 28th, May 16th

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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