Red Cross Lifeguard Course

This is a two day course December 29 and 30th 2023, at the Adirondack Club from 8am to 6pm. The Adirondack Club is located at 800 Chestnut St Franklin MA 02038.

You must be at least 15 years old and Students must pass a pre course swimming skills test prior to taking lifeguarding courses. Lifeguards are paid to supervise the safety of individuals in and around water. As the water can often be very dangerous, a lifeguard is also responsible for providing emergency assistance to those they are watching. Most are employed by municipalities who manage most of the local aquatic facilities as well as several private companies who operate pools, beaches and waterparks. Not everyone is cracked up to be a lifeguard. Guarding can be both stressful and extremely dangerous. At any given moment a guard may be responsible for watching dozens of people in or around water.

Lifeguard Certification course will train and certify participants to be a national lifeguard for swimming pools. The lifeguard certification course includes the following American Red Cross certifications: Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

We teach a blended learning course format with online education, classroom and in-water components. American Red Cross requires all online content to be completed by prior to the first day of class.


-Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
-Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates 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. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
-Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
-Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
-Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
-Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

If your swimming skills are not strong, but you can swim at least 50 yards and walk the brick test requirement, it may be possible to receive a Shallow Water Lifeguarding card. At any time in the future if you swimming skills increase to the level of deep-water requirements, we will issue the Professional Lifeguarding card that will allow you to guard at both deep water and shallow water pools at no additional cost.




Dec 29 - 30 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Adirondack Club


Thomas Roudabush
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We are still teaching CPR during COVID

We have reduced class sizes! We have modified the training to keep with the CDC guidelines!

Please call us with any questions at (508) 816-2731

— Masks are required upon entry. —-


The health and safety of our students and instructors is of utmost importance. We are following American Heart Association and Red Cross class safety guidelines, as well as guidance from the CDC, state and local health officials.


We are taking extra safety precautions to ensure the safety of our students and instructors:

  • More Blended Learning class options to limit in-class sessions to one hour
  • Smaller class sizes to maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet between students
  • Face masks are required to be worn upon entry of the class.
  • Temperature is taken upon entry of the class.
  • Strict sanitizing of all equipment and classroom surfaces
  • No shared equipment among students
  • No student-to-student skill practice


For your safety, as well as the safety of other students and our instructors, please DO NOT attend class if you are not feeling well. We will be happy to reschedule you to another class at no additional fee.