American Red Cross Lifeguard Course


We are now offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course exclusively in the BLENDED LEARNING FORMAT. Please allow approximately 7 hours to complete online training, and plan on having the FIRST 4 LESSONS of online training completed 2 days prior to the start of the classroom portion.  A direct link to the online training will be provided after registration has been processed. You will receive a registration confirmation email with an additional link to the online training. 

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is the industry standard for Lifeguard training. The program includes training for Lifeguards in controlled water (pool) environments and includes certifications in Lifeguard Training, CPR Professional for Lifeguards, and First Aid for Lifeguards. Charlotte Safety Trainings presentation of the course places an emphasis on PREVENTATIVE Lifeguarding through communication and surveillance. In addition to teaching candidates how to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies, our American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program is also a great way for candidates to gain knowledge about leadership and responsibility, a LIFELONG gift – especially for young adults just getting their first job. Additional Waterpark/ Waterfront/ Shallow Water Attendant modules are available – call or email for more information on those modules. Please reference the course Description and FAQ link below for specific information on prerequisites below and course length.  Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of the course.  Private instruction available, although a minimum number of participants may be required.  A minimum $75 non-refundable deposit is required to register for this course. You may also register by phone (704) 281-4986.

Click on the links below for our schedule & registration for the following areas: Charlotte, Triad or Triangle.  (All lifeguard courses are 3 days (20 hours) unless marked otherwise with an asterisk* in schedules.)

There are minimum swimming prerequisites for this course.  Please reference the course FACT SHEET below for these requirements.  LG candidates that cannot meet these minimum requirements will not be allowed to proceed in the course.  Swimming is tested the first day of class, however, swim testing may be done in advance by appointment.

Lifeguarding Course – Fact Sheet

American Red Cross New Lifeguard Schedule and Registration

Charlotte Area

Mecklenburg & Catawba Counties

Triad Area

Winston Salem, High Point & Greensboro

Triangle Area

Raleigh/Durham & Chapel Hill