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Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguard Training Course

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and respond to water emergencies. Learn how to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. The blended learning option combines online learning with in-person skills sessions conducted by a Red Cross certified instructor. Participants in blended learning courses acquire the same knowledge and skills as those in traditional classroom training courses. Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive American Red Cross Lifeguard and Shallow Water Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED certification. 

Blended learning combines online learning with in-person skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Plan to complete the initial eLearning lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills session.

Learn more about this class at the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification page. Note: In order to participate in Lifeguard certification classes, participants must be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course. 

Prerequisite Skills

Swim 300 yards continuously (100 yards for Shallow Water), Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs, complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds (starting in water swim 20 yards, surface dive feet first to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping face at or near surface of the water).

  • Cost

    • The cost for the course is $250.
  • Time / Date

    • TBD - Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!
  • Location

    • Monticello Community Center Pool
  • Registration

  • Contact Us

    • Questions? Please contact Corinne at 763-271-7122.


The Community Center is hiring lifeguards and water safety instructors! If you're interested, please complete our online applications here.