Lifeguard Society offers 2 versions of the Lifeguarding program:


  • Shallow Water Lifeguarding Course (must swim 100 yards = 4 laps) – will suffice for hotel and resort pools.

  • Full Lifeguarding Course (must swim 300 yards = 12 laps) – recommended for rec center and other pool positions, as well as hotels Wynn, Bally’s, Mandalay Bay and Circus Circus.

    It is strongly recommended to practice the swimming skills in a pool before class day. 

The pool sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare professional before participating in the pool sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact us.

Certification Requirements:

Attend all class sessions, successfully perform all required skills and final skill scenarios; and pass the written exam with a minimum grade of 80% or better.

Certification Validity:

American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.

The Professional Lifeguard
The Unprofessional Lifeguard
Entries and Approaches
Not on Your Watch
Zones Of Surveillance
Injury Prevention
Emergency Action Plans
Water Rescue Skills—Rescues at or Near the Surface
Review—Surveillance Activity 1
Water Rescue Skills—Submerged Victim Rescues
Standard Precautions
Primary Assessment
Giving Ventilations – Adult, Child and Infant
Using a BVM – Two Rescuers
Conscious Choking—Adult and Child
Conscious Choking—Infant
Heart Attack and the Cardiac Chain Of Survival
CPR—Adult and Child
Two-Rescuer CPR—Adult and Child
Two-Rescuer CPR—Infant
Using an AED
Using an AED—CPR in Progress
CPR – Obstructed Airway
Putting It All Together: Multiple-Rescuer Response
Review—Surveillance Activity 2
Responding to Sudden Illnesses
Responding to Injuries
Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries on Land
When Things Do Not Go as Practiced
Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries in the Water

Skill Refresher Knowledge Check

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