Lifeguard Manual

American Red Cross Lifeguard ManualA lifeguard is a person that is trained to be responsible for ensuring the safety of all patrons at a swimming pool facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

To become a lifeguard you will need to complete training and certifications that will teach you the skills needed to perform your required duties.

If you have any questions regarding training, or if you would like to register for a class, please contact our Staffing Department at 1-800-966-2500 or simply email

View the 2012 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Manual for more information on training prerequisites.