American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

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


Lifeguard Trial Course ages 15+

FREE to young adults who think they would like to become a lifeguard. This course will give you a feel for what it takes to go through the lifeguard course.

FREE but registration required.

FREE Trail Course
Date Day Time Code
Sept 28 Sa 1:00–4:00 pm #152587
Oct 19 Sa 1:00–4:00 pm #152594

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training ages 15+

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. 

Additional details can be obtained by contacting Deb Pelen

Session one pre-test is Friday, Nov 15 7:30–9:00 pm
Session two pre-test is Friday, Nov 22 7:30–9:00 pm

Date Day Time Code Price
Nov 29, 30, Dec 1 F, Sa, Su 7:00–9:00 pm, 9:00–7:00 pm #152569 $197M/$250NM
Dec 6, 7, 8 F, Sa, Su 7:00–9:00 pm, 9:00–7:00 pm #152581 $197M/$250NM


Cancellations & Closings

  • Oct 31 - HIIT 5:30 pm class is canceled tonight.
  • Oct 31 – No SwimAmerica™ 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm preschool classes or 5:30 / 6:30 pm school-age classes. Happy Halloween!
  • Oct 31 - Kids Korner will not be open in the evening due to trick-or-treat
  • Oct 31 - 7:30 pm is canceled due to trick-or-treat activities.
  • Nov 27 - No 1:30 pm Shallow H2O due to Rec Kids swim