ARC NEW Lifeguard Course Schedule & Registration

Charlotte Area


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.

We also offer courses for the following areas: Triad and Triangle areas.

All lifeguard courses are three (3) day classes – 20 hours, unless marked with an asterisk*.

Please see below schedule for any special notes on upcoming classes


LG 02 – Shallow Water

 Meets 5-8pm on Fridays April 13 & April 20


LG – 23 / LG – 25 / LG – 26

Classes are 6pm-9pm on Friday