American Red Cross

Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification

Red Cross lifeguard training at Weymouth Club gives participants knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.

Participants learn to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and to prevent drownings and injuries.

Course fee: $345 for members, $395 for non-members

View the lifeguard training schedule and registration form

For more information or to sign up, email or call (781) 682-5818.


To participate, candidates must:

  • Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    2. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.
    3. Return to the surface, and swim 20 yards on your back keeping both hands on the brick and your face above the water. Candidates may not swim the distance under water.
    4. Place the object on the side of the pool and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Materials Needed

Course participants must obtain their own copy of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual, which is available in e-book format. Participants can print it out or view it on a laptop or tablet using Weymouth Club Wi-Fi.

Upcoming Classes
$345 M | $395 NM

Sept 28: 9am-5pm $85 M | $100 NM
Sept 29: 9am-5pm
Sept 30: 9am-5pm

Oct 19: 5pm-9pm
Oct 20: 8am-6pm
Oct 21: 8am-6pm

Nov 16: 5pm-9pm
Nov 17: 8am-6pm
Nov 18: 8am-6pm

Dec 27: 5pm-9pm
Dec 28: 8am-6pm
Dec 29: 8am-6pm

Jan 11: 5pm-9pm
Jan 12: 8am-6pm
Jan 13: 8am-6pm

Feb 19: 9am-5pm
Feb 20: 9am-5pm
Feb 21: 9am-5pm

Mar 10: 9am-5pm
Mar 17: 9am-5pm
Mar 24: 9am-5pm

Apr 5: 5pm-9pm
Apr 6: 8am-6pm
Apr 7: 8am-6pm

Apr 16: 9am-5pm
Apr 17: 9am-5pm
Apr 18: 9am-5pm

May 3: 9am-5pm
May 4: 9am-5pm
May 5: 9am-5pm

May 17: 9am-5pm
May 18: 9am-5pm
May 19: 9am-5pm

May 31: 9am-5pm
Jun 1: 9am-5pm
Jun 2: 9am-5pm

Jun 21: 9am-5pm
Jun 22: 9am-5pm
Jun 23: 9am-5pm

Jul 8: 9am-5pm
Jul 9: 9am-5pm
Jul 10: 9am-5pm

Jul 26: 9am-5pm
Jul 27: 9am-5pm
Jul 28: 9am-5pm

Aug 9: 9am-5pm
Aug 10: 9am-5pm
Aug 11: 9am-5pm

For more information or to register, email or call (781) 682-5818.