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American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification Course/Recertificaton Class

Sun November 6 - Wed November 9 El Centro, CA 92243 US Directions


American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Review Class

11/06 8:00AM PST - 4:30PM PST
Open to ages 17+.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course

11/07 - 11/09 8:00AM PST - 4:30PM PST
Open to ages 17+.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


El Centro, CA US 92243


Recertification Class: 1 Day

Course Description:

The purpose of the Lifeguard Instructor Trainer- Review Course is to update your skills and meet the American Red Cross 2-year mandatory recertification requirements.

Lifeguard Instructor Course Prerequisites:

Must have instructed a lifeguarding class at least once within a two-year period
Must possess a valid Lifeguard Instructor Certificate
In good standing with the American Red Cross

To complete the Lifeguard Instructor Review Course successfully, the participant must:

Participate in all skill sessions and scenarios
Demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios during the Lifeguard Instructor Course
Complete all four practice-teaching assignments during the Lifeguard Instructor Course
** No refunds will be issued to participants who do not complete any prerequisites or course requirements **

What to bring:

Proof of age
Proof of your completed online course work
Proof of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification
Bathing suit
Paper and pen to take notes
Lunch or lunch money
Pro-rescuer CPR mask (available for purchase on-site)

Lifeguarding Instructor Course Fact Sheet: 3 Day Course 

Course Purpose
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding course.

Course Prerequisites
• Be at least 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
• Possess a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
• Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course prior to the precourse skills session via the class roster and online content completion status report.
• Obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course.

Course Objectives
• Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model.
• Follow the directives and procedures related to the conduct and administration of American Red Cross courses, including the Instructor Agreement and Instructor Code of Conduct.
• Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants to stay engaged in the learning process and meet course objectives.
• Perform applicable Lifeguarding skills to the standard at instructor-level skill proficiency.
• Plan for and ensure participants health and safety during training.
• Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
• Plan, organize and conduct the Lifeguarding courses in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures and the requirements of the specific course they will be teaching.
• Monitor participants’ practice, evaluate performance and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill assessment tools.
• Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tools are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant performance.
• Effectively use program materials and training equipment for the online prerequisite, precourse skills session and classroom component.

2 | Lifeguarding Instructor Course Fact Sheet
• Explain procedures for acknowledging course completion and accessing American Red
Cross digital certificates.
• Deliver quality, consistent and standardized content by following the Lifeguarding
Instructor’s Manual.

Course Length
The Lifeguarding Instructor Course is offered in a blended learning format that includes:
• The online session for the instructor course takes approximately 2 hours.
• The classroom sessions are designed to be taught in approximately 21 hours and 45
minutes (including the precourse session).

Instructors must hold a Lifeguarding instructor trainer certificate in order to teach
the Lifeguarding Instructor Course. Specific information on eligibility and instructions on how to
receive a Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer certification can be found on the Red Cross Learning

Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding instructor course will be issued a
Lifeguarding Instructor certification that is valid for two years

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Base Accesss Document for unauthorized Patrons

Participants, if you do not access to the base please complete the attached document, SECNAV 5512 and submited encrypt to our Base Pass and ID Specialist, Ms. Alejandra,

*Email encryption is encryption of email messages to protect the content from being read by entities other than the intended recipients. 

Please contact us if you need any assistance or have any questions.

Thank you in advance and hope to see you all there.


Anna Doty

NAF EL Cento 

Recreational Supervisory Specialist 



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