Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)


ONLINE — 2 hrs, 30 mins

CLASSWORK (with precourse testing and practice teaching assignments) — 18 hrs, 45 mins

STUDENT TEACHING — 19 hrs

TOTAL — 40 hrs, 15 mins


The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne PathogensTraining: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.


Course also includes student teaching in a base-level lifeguarding class.


PREREQUISITES

  1. Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.

  2. Possess one of the following:

  3. A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

  4. A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American

  5. Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards.

  6. An equivalent certificate from another organization.

  7. Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross.

  8. Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Lifeguarding course.

  9. Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Precourse Exam (80 percent or better).

  10. Successfully complete the Precourse Session.

  11. Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual and Lifeguarding Manual after you have successfully completed the Precourse Session.

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