Lifeguard Certification


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Granite Falls is a proud provider of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification curriculum. Become a Certified Lifeguard and work with us at Granite Falls for the summer! Or, take your new water safety and life-saving skills with you into future endeavors.

Offered in the spring and early summer, the lifeguard certification provides participants 15 years of age and olderĀ  with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion of the course results in a 2-year certification in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR and AED.

A pre-course assessment requires participants to complete a 300 yard swim (100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 either freestyle or breaststroke), retrieve a 10 pound brick and swim for 20 yards, and tread water for 2 minutes. Goggles may only be used for the 300 yard swim during the pre-course assessment.

Participants must attend all of the scheduled class dates and times in order to complete the course and be certified as a lifeguard. If a participant misses any part of the course  they will not be certified. No exceptions.

  • Wed. 8 pm- 9 pm
  • Thurs. 4-9 pm
  • Fri. 4-9 pm
  • Sat. 9 am-9 pm
  • Sun. 9 am-9 pm

All participants must bring a bathing suit (one piece suit recommended), a towel and be prepared to swim on every day of the course. In addition, a towel and a bagged lunch for each day will be required.

For any questions or concerns regarding the lifeguard class/certification please contact Brandon King at [email protected]

Total Cost: $295

$50 non-refundable registration fee. 

The remainder of the cost ($245) is due the first evening of the class, upon successful completion of the pre-course assessment.


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