Red Cross® Lifeguard Certification Course – Skudin Swim

Red Cross® Lifeguard Certification Course

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Red Cross® Lifeguard Certification Course


Long Beach Rec Center
700 Magnolia Blvd Long Beach NY
Red Cross® Lifeguard Certification Course


$390 Total
$150 for Re-certifications (+4% processing fee added at checkout)
Red Cross® Lifeguard Certification Course


Online Course +
3 In Person Classes
(Saturdays 12:30-3:00pm)
Red Cross® Lifeguard Certification Course


15yo & Up
Red Cross® Lifeguard Certification Course

What to bring

(1) Goggle, (1) Change of Clothes, Pen, Paper, Drink, Snacks


Knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This certification is a prerequisite for most Lifeguard employment opportunities and mandatory prerequisite for Nassau County Lifeguard Certification.

We offer books during the course, if you would like your own copy, download here:
Red Cross Lifeguard Manual


What To Expect

Pre-Test consists of swimming front crawl or breaststroke for 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants will tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs, placing hands under armpits. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. The event consists of starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Participants return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point.

Following Pre-Test, Participants must pay the remaining balance in order to start Course. A combination of Online and Pool time. There will be (2) written tests and (1) Physical Scenarios at the end of course. Participants must pass the (2) Written Tests with a score of 80%. Participants must pass Physical Scenario with a score of “Pass or Fail”. If participants fail any tests they will be given an opportunity to retake test. If they fail a 2nd time, Participants can sign up for a later course at 50% off original price not including Pre-Test for a total of $115.

Skudin Swim offers employment starting at $15 an hour for the most responsible graduates.


Added Bonus

We offer a complimentary Nassau Country Grade 1 Preparation Class to all graduates from Skudin Swim. The class was developed to help prepare the students for the Nassau County Grade 1 test.

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Online Class & 3 In Person Classes

Long Beach Rec Center
700 Magnolia Blvd

2022 Dates
Jan: 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb: 5, 12, 19,
Mar: 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr: 2, 9, 16, 30
May: 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun: 4, 11

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