Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

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Information & Registration

Contact Cole Hetman by email or at 937-432-2806

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Ready to make a real difference? Become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard at the Washington Township Recreation Center. 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 to be able to the Lifeguard course.  Registration cost includes a non-refundable $15 testing fee. If the candidate does not pass the Pre-Skills Test, the remaining registration fee will be refunded, minus the $15 testing fee. 
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 Cost:
Complete Pass Holder  $215.00
 Resident $220.00
 Non-Resident $240.00
 All costs include the non-refundable $15 pre-skills test 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. 

Contact our Department

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