Lifeguard Certification & CPR  Classes

Our family of companies has trained over xyz lifeguards.

Our family of companies trains over 1500 lifeguards each year. Training lifeguards is part of what we love to do. 

We are currently offering 2 courses - Lifeguarding: Full Certification (for new lifeguards) and Lifeguarding Recertification for those who need to renew their current certification. Our lifeguarding classes are American Red Cross authorized.

If you sign up for a class with us and also work for us, we'll give you a discount on your class (even if you've already paid for it). 

PLEASE NOTE:

Lifeguarding: Full Certification Course Only - Please be aware that the student is required to complete the Online Training portion prior to being accepted into class. The Online Training will take approximately 8 hours to complete and will be emailed to the email address listed on the registration approximately 10 days prior to class.

Passing the Swim Test for lifeguarding certification requires you to be a strong swimmer. Please read all the information below for details.

If you have questions, please contact us at hr@columbus-pmg.com

COVID-19 UPDATE:

We are actively working on scheduling new opportunities for Certification classes in accordance with State and Federal mandates of Social Distancing and Stay-at-Home Restrictions.  We will be posting any new opportunities as soon as they are available. 

Lifeguarding: Full Certification Course

Become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard. Take this class if you are new to lifeguarding or if your previous certification has expired.

 

About

Our Lifeguarding: Full Certification course includes all the certifications you need to become American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified (each certification is valid for 2 years): Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED training.

 

REquirements

1) Students cannot miss any of the course. Please make sure you don't have any conflicts with the dates of the class. 

2) You must be at least 15 years of age before the last day of the training class.

3) Pass the Swim Test (detailed on this page).

4) Due to the nature of the skills taught in this course, you'll be performing strenuous activities (such as removing someone from the water). If you have concerns about your physical ability to pass the course, please reach out to us.

     

swim test 

This test is administered at the beginning of the course and is required for certification.  

- 300 Yard Swim (300 yards of freestyle or breaststroke).

- Brick Test: Swim out 20 yards, surface dive 7ft – 10ft deep, retrieve a 10 pound weight from the bottom of the pool, return to the surface, and swim it back 20 yards to the start position. This objective is timed at 1 minute and 40 seconds.

-Tread water with your legs only, no hands, for 2 minutes.

- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

next steps

Employee: $250

Non-Employee: $300

Not yet an employee? Go to our jobs page to apply! Employees receive discounted Price! For schedule, pricing and to sign up for a class, click below or email us at hr@columbus-pmg.com

Lifeguarding Recertification Course

Passing this class extends your American Red Cross certification by 2 years. You must be currently certified to be eligible to register for this class.

 

About

The Recertification class lets you refresh your skills while extending your certification by 2 years.

REquirements

1) Students cannot miss any of the course.  Please make sure you don't have any conflicts with the dates of the class. 

2) Pass the Swim Test (detailed on this page).

3) Provide proof of a CURRENT Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. If your certification has expired at the time of the course by even one day, you must take the Lifeguarding: Full Certification Course (above). 

     

This test is administered at the beginning of the course and is required for certification.  

- 300 Yard Swim (300 yards of freestyle or breaststroke).

- Brick Test: Swim out 20 yards, surface dive 7ft – 10ft deep, retrieve a 10 pound weight from the bottom of the pool, return to the surface, and swim it back 20 yards to the start position. This objective is timed at 1 minute and 40 seconds.

-Tread water with your legs only, no hands, for 2 minutes.

- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Swim Test

next steps

Employee: $50

Non-Employee: $150

Not yet an employee? Go to our jobs page to apply! Employees receive discounted Price! For schedule, pricing and to sign up for a class, click below or email us at hr@columbus-pmg.com