Lifeguard training classes are offered at Pensacola State College during the spring and summer semesters. The students will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to receive American Red Cross Certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED). Upon successfully completing the requirements, will receive the American Red Cross Certifications for Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, and AED.
Prerequisites: The student must be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the class. The participant must also be able to successfully swim 300 yards continuously in a combination of freestyle (front crawl) and breastroke, in the following order: 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards breastroke and 100 yards of either the front crawl, breastroke, or a combination of the front crawl and breastroke. In addition, the student must swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, dive 7 – 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object and swim 20 yards back with the object and exit the water. This must be completed within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Student must tread water for 2 minutes using no hands.
Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion,
marital status, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies,
contact the Associate Vice President of Institutional Diversity at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.