American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Hempfield recCenter offers several certified training programs from the American Red Cross. Classes are available to members and nonmembers.

FREE Lifeguarding Trial Course ages 15+

FREE to anyone ages 15+ who thinks they would like to be a lifeguard. This class will give you a feel for what it takes to go through the American Red Cross lifeguarding course. You will practice pre-test and basic lifeguarding skills.

Sign up before the class with no fee.

recCenter Indoor Pool
Date Day Time Code Price
Sept 26 Sa 1:00–4:00 pm #194657 FREE
Register for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Learn how to prevent and respond to water emergencies. Detailed training includes hands-on skills as well as written tests. The certification, which includes first aid, CPR, and AED training, is valid for two years and is accepted nationwide. 

A skills pre-test is required to take this course. Participants must attend all classes and complete all skills and written testing. This course contains online components.

The complete schedule for this course is as follows:

Nov 13, 1:00–4:00 pm recCenter pre-test and info about the online portion.
Dec 4, 7:00–9:00 pm recCenter lecture and first aid.
Dec 5, 9:00 am–6:30 pm morning in the water; afternoon CPR class.
Dec 6, 9:00 am–6:30 pm morning spinal and practice; afternoon final test.

Additional details can be obtained by contacting Deb Pelen


Upcoming Session
Date Day Time Code Price
Nov 13, Dec 4, 5, 6 Sa, F, Sa, Su See schedule above #194667 $197M/$250NM

American Red Cross Coaches' Class

This course is for swim coaches and aquatic professionals. You are responsible for completing the online component. Bring in the completion certificate and we’ll provide the ASHI CPR/FA/AED and the water skill check-off. 

Upcoming Dates
Date Day Time Code Price
Sept 19 Sa 1:30–6:00 pm #194655 $100M/NM


Cancellations & Closings

  • Sept 18 - Our indoor pool will close at 6:30 pm for a special event.
  • Sept 19 - Our indoor pool will close at 4:30 pm for our TRI for Fun event.
  • Sept 20 - Our indoor pool will OPEN at 10:00 am due to our TRI for Life event.