This training reflects the latest ECC science and findings from the 2011 United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report.
The course covers Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid and Oxygen Supplement, and Blood Pathogens. Our Lifeguard course offers two different certifications. One for shallow and deep water and the other is forshallow water only. There is no cost difference and the training is very similar. The Shallow Water Lifeguard certification can be issued to individuals who are not strong swimmers, but can swim 50 yards instead of the new requirement of swimming 300 yards continuously for deep-water guards. They can even walk the brick, which the deep-water guards need to swim 20 yards with a10lb weight. Now individuals who are not strong swimmers, but have no fear of the water can still be a Lifeguard at pools that do not have deep-water. If the student is unable to pass the more strenuous deep-water requirement at the time they originally take the training, but is successful in all other areas of training, they will receive a shallow water Lifeguarding certification. If at anytime they gain the ability to pass the more strenuous swim requirements they may upgrade to the deep water Lifeguarding at no additional cost. We utilize the newest training aids for all our training programs.
Professional Lifeguard Recertification: This training covers Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid and Oxygen Supplement, and Blood Pathogens. ALA is offering the new Professional Lifeguarding recertification or roll out program to the new material for individuals who have been a Lifeguard in the past. Individuals do not need to have a current Lifeguard certification at the time.
HOW TO FIND TRAINING PROGRAMS IN YOUR AREA, AND TO REGISTER
To learn more about what training programs are offered in your local area and how to register for them, we ask that you tap the "Courses Offered" option on top left of this page and submit a short request form, so we will know where you live and what type of training you are interested in taking. We will reply back with training offered in your area, for we offer training worldwide through various training associates and individual programs.GENERAL INFORMATION ON ALL ALA LIFEGUARDING COURSES
The purpose of the American Lifeguarding course is to teach candidates the Knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Listed below you will find a list of skills that will be covered in this course.
The training program requires strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact us by e-mail to discuss this before the course begins.