Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Participants learn the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.  Requirements for completion:

  • Attend all class sessions
  • Demonstrate competency in skills and activities
  • Demonstrate competency in three scenarios
  • Correctly answer 80% in each section of the final written exam

Upon completion of the class and final exam participant will receive an American Red Cross Universal certificate Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer valid for 2 years.

Each participant must purchase their own Pocket Rescue Mask.

*Prerequisites: 15yrs and swim 300 yards freestyle & breaststroke

Shallow Water Lifeguarding

Rogue Valley
12/18/23 - 12/22/23

Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Requirements for successful completion:

  • Complete the swim test of 100 yards using front crawl or breast-stroke, tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs, retrieve a 10-pound weight from the bottom of the pool, and exit the pool without using steps or a ladder.
  • Attend all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in skills, activities, and three scenarios.
  • Correctly answer at least 80% on the final written exam.

Who: For swimmers who are at least 15 years old.  You must be able to swim 100 yards front crawl and breast-stroke.

What: You will receive an American Red Cross Universal certificate of Lifeguarding (Shallow water)/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer valid for 2 years.

Fee: $300, free for YMCA employees.


  • Mon, 12/18, 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Tue, 12/19, 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Wed, 12/20, 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Thurs, 12/21, 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Fri, 12/22, 10:00am to 3:30pm

Where: Rogue Valley Family YMCA, 522 West Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501

Contact: Holly Hawley, Aquatics Director

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
11/15/23 12/19/23 Online / Front Desk $ 300.00$ 300.00

Available Sessions

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12/18/23 - 12/22/23
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