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American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification - Blended Learning

Blended learning combines online learning with in-person sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

Lifeguard Training Candidates successfully completing the course will receive American Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding for CA with Bundle 5.



Candidates participating in the FRRPD certification class must:

Be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session.

Note: While the American Red Cross minimum age for participation is 15y, individuals must by at least 16y to be eligibile for employment with the  FRRPD Aquatics department.

Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.

Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


APRIL - COURSE 1DatesTimesLocation
Prerequisite Skills CheckApril 54p - 7pNelson Pool
In-Water SkillsApril 6 - 79a - 4pNelson Pool
Classroom SessionsApril 8, 10-124p - 8pFRRPD Activity Center
MAY - COURSE 2DatesTimesLocation
Prerequisite Skills CheckMay 104p - 7pNelson Pool
In-Water SkillsMay 11-129a - 4pNelson Pool 
Classroom SessionsMay 13, 15-174p - 8pFRRPD Activity Center

* Note: scheduled In-water / classroom sessions may be  changed based on weather, student need, at the discretion of the  instructor(s) 


Full Course:        $255.00



Register online at or contact the District Office at 530.533.2011

Successful completion of the course in no way guarantees employment with Feather River Recreation & Park District.