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RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION – Blended Learning Training Course

ClubSport Pleasanton

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM (PDT)


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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 8 Registrations Apr 8, 2018 $275.00 $0.00

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Blended Learning Training Course

April 6-8, ClubSport Pleasanton

Looking to get lifeguard certified but don’t have time for a week-long course?

ClubSport Pleasanton is introducing the new (2017) American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguard Certification program. This new “blended” course combines a 7-hour online knowledge acquisition segment with a 20-hour weekend in-person segment covering in-water, first aid, CPR and AED skills training.

This blended approach provides the same base of knowledge and skills as the traditional in-person course and trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water.

Summer Lifeguard Positions
Candidates who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to apply for a summer lifeguard position at ClubSport, and as an employee may qualify for partial or full reimbursement of course fees among other benefits.


Online Training Component:
Must be successfully completed prior to the in-person training course. A link will be included in your confirmation email.

In-Person Course: April 6-8, ClubSport Pleasanton
Friday, Apr 6 – 4-8pm
Saturday, Apr 7 – 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, Apr 8 – 10am-6:30pm


Register Online:
Opens: Feb 15 | Closes: April 4
Fee: $275


Nicholas Cuevas is aquatic coordinator at the City of Newark Aquatic Center and the current president of the Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association. He is Red Cross certified as a lifeguard instructor and lifeguard instructor trainer.

These requirements will be tested on the first day of the in-person class.
Participants must pass the entire prerequisite test to continue in the course. Failure to pass the prerequisite test results in forfeiture of class fees.

  1. Must be at least 16 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  2. Must present "Online Course Competion Record" at the start of the in-person training class.
  3. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. May use the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but back or sidestroke is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
  4. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs and with hands placed under the armpits.
  5. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  6. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles not allowed.
  7. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  8. 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. May not swim the distance under water.
  9. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Certification Requirements

  • Pass all course prerequisites.
  • Successfully complete 7-hour online training prior to the in-person training session.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in the final skills scenarios.
  • Candidates must attend all in-person classes in their entirety.
  • Must correctly answer no less than 80% of questions on the final written exam.
  • Must successfully complete all physical requirements with respect to lifeguarding skills.
  • Must exhibit professionalism at all times during the course.

Certification & Validity
Certifications: Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR / AED; Validity: Two-years

Important Notes:
• You will receive an email with the online session link once the class is open and available.
You must complete the online portion of the class prior to the first day of the in-person segment.
• You must present your "Online Course Completion Record" at the first in-person meeting to continue with the training.

Cancelation requests must be submitted by email at least 7 days in advance of the first in-person meeting time. No refunds or credits will be issued for missed days, bad weather, or failure to cancel. Failure to meet the course prerequisites or successfully complete course requirements will result in forfeiture of class fees and certification will not be granted.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All participants must be at least 16 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course. A valid photo ID will be required upon front desk check-in and Club entry.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available. We are about 1.5 miles from the West Dublin BART station.

What should I bring to the training?

The sessions will include indoor classroom training and outdoor on-deck and in-water training. You should wear comfortable clothes and bring a swim suit, sandals/flip flops, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses for outdoor wear. Swim goggles are optional. A changing area with lockers, showers, towels and amenities will be provided. A jacket or sweatshirt is recommended in case of cool and evening weather. Also, remember to bring your "Online Course Completion Record", a photo ID, and the completed ClubSport Registration/Waiver which was included in your confirmation email.

Will a lunch break be provided?

Yes, on Saturday and Sunday you will have a 30-minute lunch break. Feel free to bring a bag lunch, or you can purchase lunch and beverages at our onsite Citrus Fresh Market. Various nearby sandwich shops and quick serve restaurants are also available.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Elaine McEntee, Aquatics Director at

Have questions about RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION – Blended Learning Training Course? Contact ClubSport Pleasanton

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ClubSport Pleasanton
7090 Johnson Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM (PDT)

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For more information:
Contact ClubSport Aquatics Director, Elaine McEntee
Tel: 925-463-2822, x562, Email:

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