American Red Cross Lifeguard Training with Waterfront Module

2013/08/16 - 6:00pm to 2013/08/18 - 7:00pm

Join us to be trained as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. This meets the requirements to meet the Safety Activity Checkpoints to take your troop swimming. Overnight stay is required. You must be present for the entire course. This session includes the waterfront module and a First Aid/CPR component. The First Aid/CPR component requires additional work to be completed online prior to the session.

Cost of the course includes lodging, meals, book, and certification. Please bring a water bottle.

Skill Prerequisites:

  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this module.
  2. Swim 550 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 are allowed.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.


  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Location Information

Camp Mary Atkinson, Johnston County

Applicable Girl Scout Areas


Type of Event

Adult Training Sessions