American Red Cross Lifeguard Trainings

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

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

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 successfully complete all skills and written testing. Must be 15 years of age before completion of the class—proof of age is required. There will be a $10 administrative fee assessed for anyone withdrawing from the course within five days of the start of the course.

Session 1 Pre-registration is required by March 26th
Session 1 Pre-test March 29th 7:00 pm

Session 2 Pre-registration is required by April 9th
Session 2 Pre-test April 13th 7:00 pm

Please call the aquatic office at 717-898-3102, ext. 37 with questions.


Session I
Day Date Time Code Price (Member/Non-member)
Mar. 29 (Pre-test) F 7:00 pm #53776 $197M/$250NM*
Apr. 13 F 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Apr. 14 Sa 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Apr. 14 Su 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Session II
Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Apr. 13 (Pre-test) F 7:00 pm–9:00 pm #53779 $197M/$250NM
April 27 Fri 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
April 28 Sa 9:00 am–7:00 pm
Apr. 29 Su 9:00 am–7:00 pm

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Recertification

Register for Lifeguard Recertification

This course allows those currently certified to review their skills and update their certification. Participants are required to bring their own pocket mask and have a Lifeguard/CPR certificate that is no more than 30 days expired.

Participants must register in person and provide copies of lifeguard certificate. No certificate will be accepted that has expired more than 30 days from the start of this class. You must attend both days.

Class size is limited, please register early. Registration is required by May 14.

*Pre-registration is required by May 14.

*Same material each session.

Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
May 19–20 Sa & Su 2:00 pm–7:00 pm #53781 $100M/$110NM

Basic Water Rescue

Register for Basic Water Rescue

Knowing how to respond to a water emergency is a critical skill. Individuals with pools, camp personnel, BSA/GSA leaders, first responders and others whose work takes them in an around the water will benefit from this course.


The course has both a written test and in-water skills.

Participants need to be comfortable in chest-deep water. Course length is four hours. Upon completion, the participant will receive a certificate good for three years.

Register before May 1.

Date Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
May 5 Sa 2:00 pm–6:00 pm #52804 $60M/$70NM


Cancellations & Closings

  • May 18th Pool Closed 8:00 am for annual HHS boat races
  • May 20th Lifeguard Review Course - One lap lane 12:00–6:30 pm
  • May 26, 27, 28 Hempfield recCenter pool open 7:00 am–12:00 pm for lap swimming, aerobic classes and private lessons—12:00–6:30 pm family swim. East Pete pool is open 12:00–8:00 pm
  • May 29, 30, 31 Hempfield recCenter outdoor pools open 12:00–8:00 pm. East Pete pool open from 4:00–8:00 pm