Lifeguard Certification


Lifeguard Instructor

This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course. Once authorized, Lifeguard Instructors may teach:
  • Basic-level Lifeguarding
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Lifeguarding
  • Shallow Water Attendant
  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • Water Safety presentations

Must be 
at least 17 years old 
Successfully completing an online pre-course written exam with a score of 80% or higher.
Successfully completion of a skills and scenario evaluation on day 1 of the course including entries, water rescues, CPR, and after-care.


  • Monday, September 26
  • Thursday, September 29
  • Monday, October 3
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Monday, October 10
  • Thursday, October 13

Time: 5:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
Cost: Student: $100 Community: $125


This training teaches the skills necessary to guard at an aquatic facility. Successful participants will receive CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding and First Aid Training certifications. Students must attend all classes in order to receive the certifications. Participants must complete the Lifeguarding Training Prerequisites on the first day of class.

Must be 
at least 15 years old  
300 yard swim (must be completed using both freestyle and breaststroke).
2 minute water tread without hands.
20 yard brick retrieval swim to be completed under one minute and forty seconds.

  • Monday, October 3
  • Wednesday, October 5
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Monday, October 10
  • Wednesday, October 12
  • Thursday, October 13

Time: 5:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
Cost: Student: $100 Community: $125

CPR/AED for the Professional Health Care Provider with First Aid

This class instructs participants in CPR/AED, rescue breathing, obstructed airway, choking care, severe bleeding, injuries to muscles, bones, and joints, sudden illnesses, environmental emergencies, and burn care. All skills are taught for adult, child and infant care. New CPR/AED materials and pocket masks are provided to participants by the instructor.

  • Sunday, November 6
Time: 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Cost: Student: $50 Community: $75


Water Safety Instructor

The WSI course provides instructor candidates the necessary skills to teach the American Red Cross (ARC) Parent and Child Program, 3 levels of Preschool Aquatics, 6 levels of the Learn-to-Swim program, Longfellows Whales Tales and Basic Water Rescue.

Must be at least 16 years old 
Successfully complete 25 yards of the following six strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly.
Demonstrate ability to float and tread water.


  • Monday, March 27th 
  • Wednesday, March 29th 
  • Thursday, March 30th 
  • Monday, April 3rd
  • Wednesday, April 5th 
  • Thursday, April 6th 
Time: 5:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
Cost: Student: $100 Community: $125

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Saturday, 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, 12 noon -10 PM


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The Florida Southern College Wellness program promotes involvement in the campus community, enhances the academic experience, and encourages commitment to a holistic lifestyle by providing programs that focus on health education, fitness and recreation.

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