Lifeguard Certification

About Lifeguard Certification

Register today for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training at Menlo Swim and Sport. Learn lifesaving skills to help keep people safe in, on and around the water.

Review Course Description
This course is a 12 hour review course to renew the certifications of Currently Certified American Red Cross Lifeguards. You will be required to provide proof of certification on the first day of the course.

Upon successful completion of class, participants will be certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. All certifications are valid for 2 years.

Contact Charlie Carroll, with any questions.

Blended Learning Course Description
To become certified to guard or teach swimming, you must complete approximately 20 hours of in person training, 8 hours of eLearning (completed prior to the start of the course) and pass practical and written exams. To enroll, you must be 15 years old (by the end of the course) or older and possess a valid photo ID. The prerequisites include being able to swim 300 yards doing any combination of freestyle and breaststroke, 2 minutes of treading water using legs only, and completion of a timed event with a 10 pound brick.

Upon successful completion of class participants will be certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. All certifications are valid for 2 years. All certificates are delivered via email within 7 business days of completing the course

Menlo Swim and Sport offers an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class that includes:
Lifeguard Training
CPR for the Professional Rescuer
First Aid
Rescue Mask


2017 Schedule
Blended Learning Courses:

December 15-17

This is a blended learning course which requires all online modules be completed before the first meeting.

Review Courses:

January 6, 2018

Special Group Lifeguard Training
Menlo Swim and Sport also offers Lifeguard Training to Special Groups, Aquatic Teams, Schools, and any organization that needs well-trained professional lifeguards. Our instructors can travel to your facility, an alternate location, or we can host your organization at one of our facilities throughout the Bay Area. Minimum enrollment or minimum charge for this service will apply. Contact Charlie Carroll at 650-330-2229 or to inquire about this service.

Menlo Swim Sport – Belle Haven Pool
100 Terminal Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Menlo Swim and Sport – Burgess Pool
501 Laurel St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Lifeguard Conditioning and Skills
Menlo Swim and Sport offers individual and group training for certified Lifeguards to practice their skills, and for aspiring lifeguards to gain the technical swimming skills to be successful in the course. Please contact Charlie Carroll at 650-330-2229 or for more information.


Blended Learning Course classes: $300
Review Learning Course class: $150

There is a minimum of three registrants for the course to take place. Note: Our instructors are certified to teach Lifeguard Classes at your location, our location, or an alternate location, with a minimum number of enrollments.

Register by calling the Service Center (650) 330-2232 or by clicking “Register” on this page.


Participants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously, using a combination of breaststroke and freestyle with rhythmic breathing.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes without using your hands. Hands may be in the water crossed against your chest or behind your back.
  3. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands on the object. When returning to the starting point, place the object on the deck and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. All of this must be done within 1 minute, 40 seconds.


Lifeguard Certification Cancellation Policy
Cancellation up to one month from the date of the course…Full Refund
Cancellation between 4-2 weeks before the date of the course… Full Credit to Account
Cancellation within two weeks before the date of the course…No credit, No refund

After registration, you may switch to another course ONE time only. Switching to another course is prohibited up to 30 days before the course date (this may vary depending on registration numbers of desired week).