Red Cross Certification Classes

Lifeguard certification course (hybrid format)

Class held March 20-21-22, 2015

In person class times:  To be determined but approximately

                         Friday 4-9pm/Saturday 8-5p/Sunday 8-5

Students must download a free copy of the updated LG manual which can be found at http://www.editiondigital.net/publication/?i=95090.  If student chooses to use the online download, they must be able to bring the laptop/tablet or phone to in person meetings.  Students may also use a hard copy.  Please let us know if you need purchase information.  Masks and whistles will be provided if candidate does not have their own.

The course is taught in a hybrid format, therefore students will be responsible for a portion of the course prior to the face to face meeting-appoximately 7.5 hours.  All work is guided by the ARC and will include a graded "written" test.  Instructions will be emailed out to those enrolled approximately 1 week prior to first class meeting.

Please review all prerequisites before registering:

Please call 608-245-2115 if you wish to register for this course.

Physical Prerequisites (to be completed Friday evening):

1.  Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.    You may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combo of both.  Swim goggles may be used.

2.  Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. 

3.  Starting in the water, 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 on the back to the starting point with both hands holding the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Certification Requirements

1) Attend & participate in all class sessions-no exceptions will be made

2) Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities

3) Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios

4) Pass both the Section 1 - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2 - Lifeguarding skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.

Certifications received:  Lifeguarding-CPR/AED-First Aid *valid 2 years*

Please call 608-245-2115 or email pool@madisoncollege.edu if you have additional questions or concerns.

Madison College-Truax Campus

1701 Wright Street 

Madison WI  53704 




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