American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course


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


Riesenberg Gym Pool

Riesenberg 907



4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday, June 23

If you fail the test, you will

receive a full refund.


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



Includes mask, certificate and ARC 

lifeguarding manual


Christopher Dalton



Swimsuit and towel



Noon, Thursday, June 21

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

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