Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Training

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American Red Cross Course Offerings

SPIRE Institute is an American Red Cross Authorized Provider

Lifeguard Training

Participants are able to learn the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course at SPIRE's premier aquatic facility from their expert staff. 

Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer valid for 2 years. 

All registrants must successfully complete the Pre-Test on the first day of the course:

  • Swim 300 yards, continuously using front crawl and breaststroke. Must demonstrate rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
  • Swim 20 yards, surface dive to 8 feet, retrieve and surface with a 10-pound object, swim 20 yards back to the starting point, keeping your face out of the water the entire time you are swimming back, place object on side of pool and get out of pool and onto deck in under 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes.

Participants must be 15 years old by the final day of the course.

For more information, contact Josh Ptak at