Additional COVID-19 Information

By registering for any of these courses, students agree that they will not attend any classes in-person if exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 72 hours as outlined at These may include but are not limited to: fever, shortness of breath, persistent cough, or loss of taste. In such an event, contact Pam Champion immediately for direction at (301) 213-3946.

Masks must be properly worn when on-site unless eating, drinking, or practicing in-water skills. A physical distance of 6-feet shall be maintained whenever possible. More details will be sent in your registration confirmation.

Administrative Policies & Procedures

The American Red Cross requires at least 5 students for a class and no more than 12 - no exceptions. Registration forms and payment must be received at least one week prior to the class start date. If there are not enough students registered and paid by this time, you will be notified and fully refunded. Due to social distancing requirements, class sizes are extremely limited. Register early.

We are able to keep our prices low because we do not provide a copy of the Lifeguard Training Manual. Please visit the American Red Cross website to download your own digital copy. 

at least 7 days notice: Full refund
- 4-6 days notice: Refund minus $25.00 cancellation fee
- 0-3 days notice: No refund

If a student becomes ill and is unable to complete the course, a class credit will be issued and must be used within 3 months of the issue date.

Students must complete the following skills on the first day of class in order to participate in the Lifeguard Training class: 
1. Swim 300 meters (non-stop, not timed). It can be any combination of freestyle and/or breaststroke.
2. Swim 20 meters, pick up a 10 lb. brick from a depth of 7-10 feet, swim back to the starting point on your back with both hands on the brick, and exit the pool without using a ladder. Time Limit 1 minute, 40 seconds.
3. Tread water for two minutes using legs only. 

    If a student is unable to complete the required pre-course on the first day of class, the options are:
    1. Receive a refund minus a $25 pre-course/administrative fee 
    2. Continue with the class and re-attempt the pre-course before the last day of the class 

    Note: If a student chooses to continue with the course and is unable to complete the pre-course, no refund will be issued.

    For more information, contact Pam Champion at 301-213-3946

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