Certification Classes

Lifeguard Certification

Learn how to make a difference. Save a life. The time is NOW! Ages 15+

Next Class Schedule:

May Certification Class

Friday, May 26th:

Saturday, May 27th:

Sunday, May 28th:
8:00am - 7:00pm


Pretest: *Friday, April 28th 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Acceptance into the class requires the pretest to be completed and passed. Class continuation on Friday evening dependent on a positive outcome.

Candidates must:

  1. Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  2. Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.

  • Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.

  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Participant Materials

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual

Downloaded here. 

Manual can be purchased here.
(Please confirm you purchase the 2017 version. We do not use older versions)

Please note:

Requirements for successful completion of the course include:

 1. Attend and participate in all class sessions. 

 2. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.

 3. Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios. 

 4. Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in each of the two sections of the final written exam.

Participants will be granted one second attempt at the final skills practical test and as well as the final written exam. However, if after the second attempt participant is still unable to demonstrate competency of the rescue skill scenarios or a passing score of at least 80% on the final written exam, the participant will be required to repeat the entire lifeguard course again and will be responsible for paying any course fees related to that class again. Any and all  fees related to the failed course are non-refundable and official documentation of the participants failure must be submitted to the Red Cross. 


Lifeguard Certification Class

  • Member $300
  • Non-Member $350

Call to register: 603-742-2163 x741

Email Brian

Save the date for future classes:

July Certification Class

Friday, July 21st: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Saturday, July 22nd: 8:00am-7:00pm

Sunday, July 23rd: 8:00am - 7:00pm

August Certification Class

Friday, August 18th: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Saturday, August 19th: 8:00am-7:00pm

Sunday, August 20th: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Water Safety Instructor Class

Register today to become a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and teach children and adults to swim and become more comfortable in the water.

WSI Dates and Times:

Friday, May 26: 4:30-5:30pm 
*Pretest: This will take place in the water & homework assigned. 

Wednesday, May 31: 5-6:30pm
Lesson 1

Monday, June 5: 5-8pm
Lesson 2 and 3

Wednesday, June 7: 5-7pm
Lesson 4 

Friday, June 8: 5-7:pm 
(Please check back for possible time change.) Lesson 5

Sunday, June 11: 9am-1:30pm 
Lesson 6 and 7

Wednesday, June 14: 5-7pm
Lesson 8 and 9

Thursday, June 15: 6:30-7:30pm

*Pretest: This will take place in the water. 

Pretest consists of:

  • 25 yards - Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke 
  • 15 yards - Butterfly 
  • Maintain position on back for 1 minute and tread water for 1 minute


Separate Red Cross Online fee:$35:00

  • Member $300
  • Non-Member $350

Contact us to learn more about how to become a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and teach children and adults to swim and become more comfortable in the water. Must be 16 +

Call to register: 603-742-2163 x741

Email  Sandra