Lifeguard Training at St. Francis Community Center

St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ

Do you want to be a lifeguard? This course is certified by the American Red Cross. You must have strong swimming ability. Upon successful completion, participants will receive an American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED & Preventing Disease Transmission.

All participants must complete the following prerequisites: 1. Swim 300 yards continuously in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl, using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick; 100 yards of breaststroke using rhythmic breathing and 2. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke; surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet; retrieve a 10-pound object; return to the surface; and, swim 20 yards back to starting point with the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute 40 seconds.

If you have concerns about your ability to complete the prerequisites, please schedule a swimming evaluation by calling the pool reception desk at 609-494-8861, extension 187.

For registration and pricing information please call 609-494-8861 or visit