American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course

ARC

Course Registration

To register, complete this form.

Course Information

Candidates must be 15 years or older, strong swimmers, and pass a rigorous pre-test which includes:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs

  • Complete a timed swim event within 1 minute, 40 seconds consisting of:

    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards to deep end of the pool

    • Surface dive to a depth of 10 to 20 feet to retrieve a 10- pound object

    • Return to the surface, swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point and exit the water without using a ladder or steps before time is up

The full 25-hour and 20-minute course hours must be attended, in addition to passing all tests. Makeup classes are not offered unless the college cancels a class. The college does not issue a refund if a participant fails the final written/swim test or fails for not attending any of the ARC required 25.20 course hours.

Course Schedule

Course cancelled due to low enrollment

Location

Riesenberg Gym Pool

Riesenberg 907

Mandatory

Pre-Test

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday, June 23

If you fail the test, you will

receive a full refund.

Schedule

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 25

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 29

4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 6

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7

Cost

$380

Includes mask, certificate and ARC 

lifeguarding manual

Instructor

Christopher Dalton

Required 

Materials

Swimsuit and towel

Registration

Deadline

Noon, Thursday, June 21

For information about upcoming classes and events,  email cprograms@sunymaritime.edu or call 718-409-4955.

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