Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Trainings

Lifeguard Certification

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Ready to make a real difference? Become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard at the Washington Township RecPlex. Once obtained, this certification lasts for 2 years and allows the candidate to apply for lifeguarding positions.

The primary purpose of the course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. It also trains the participants to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. 

Students must be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course. Participants must pass the Washington Township Pre-Skills Test in order to take the Lifeguard course. The Pre-Skills Test occurs on the first day of class. Registration includes the $15 fee for the Pre-Skills Test. If the candidate does not pass the Pre-Skills Test, the registration fee will be refunded minus the $15 for the Pre-Skills Test.
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Complete Pass Holder  $215.00
 Resident $220.00
 Non-Resident $240.00
 Registration cost includes the non-refundable $15 Pre-Skills fee

Participants who successfully pass the two final written exams, with a minimum grade of 80%, and the in-water final skills scenarios will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. 

The instructor led blended learning course is 25 hours; no absences or class make-ups will be permitted. Please follow the directions below to complete the online portion prior to the first day of class. 

  • Access the online portion using this link
  • After creating a log in using your email address and password, click "Launch Course" to begin

Upon completion of the online course, be prepared to show your instructor proof of completion by either printing out the final page of the training (it will read, "Proceed to Skill Session"), show your instructor the email stating completion of the online course or login to the online course and show your instructor the completion status. 

Come prepared to each class with a towel, swimsuit, snacks, writing utensil, paper and water bottle. 

Lifeguard Re-Certification

Already an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and need to keep your certification up to date? This is the class for you. Please bring your current certification with you on the first day of class. Check here to view the complete list of required swimming abilities and to register. 

Complete Pass Holder  $105.00
 Resident $110.00
 Non-Resident $120.00
  Registration cost includes the non-refundable $15 Pre-Skills fee

Contact our Department

  • Washington Township 8200 McEwen Road 
  • Dayton Ohio 454-876-9760 
  • Phone: (937) 433-0152