Lifeguard Certification

This is an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. We will have special COVID guidelines in place to ensure the safety of our participants. Participants must be able to swim 300 yards, tread water and swim to the bottom of the deep end to participate in this course. This course includes an online component and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online component must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. You will receive a link to the online component after you register for the class. At the end of the course, there are skill tests and written tests to pass to obtain your certification. If you work at The J for one month, after completing your certification requirements, we will refund 50% of the course fees.

  • Participants must attend all classes to be certified.
  • Must be at least 15 years old to take the course.
  • Must be 16 to lifeguard in Jefferson County.
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards.
  • Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes
  • Must be able to retrieve a brick in the deep end of the pool and swim it 15 yards to the shallow end.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course Dates at The J 2021:


Session One:
6/8, 6/9, 6/10
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day

Session Two:
6/15, 6/17, 6/22, 6/24
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day

$160 The J Members, $210 Non-Members

There is an online component of the class. A link to the online portion will be provided prior to the class.

Work at The J after training and get 50% of your class fees returned!

PURPOSE: To teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.

PREREQUISITES: Participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke. Starting in the water, participants must be able to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 – 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

To register, call Lexi Garrison at 502-238-2725, or email at lgarrison@jewishlouisville.org.


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