Become a Certified Lifeguard at the NAC!

The classes will provide entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

After you have passed the course, contact aquatics@newtownathletic.com for a potential job opportunity at our 4-acre outdoor waterpark, Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar!

American Red Cross Material & Certifications

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation.

Certifications: 

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer (2 year cert)
  • First Aid for Lifeguards (2 year cert)
  • Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (2 year cert)

Prerequisites: 

  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Compete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of class. If you can not attend, please email aquatics@newtownathletic.com to schedule an alternative time.

7 hours of online training must be completed prior to the first day of class.

The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact aquatics@newtownathletic.com to discuss this before the course begins.

Lifeguarding Courses

Weekend Intensive Course

Class Dates & Times: 

  • April 12-14 | May 3-5 | May 17-19
  • Friday 4:30-8:30PM | Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM | Sunday 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Pre-course session: April 3, April 24 or May 8

Cost:

  • Members $300
  • Non-Members $325
  • Employees $150
Review Course

Class Dates & Times: 

  • March 30 | May 11
  • 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Class is mandatory

Cost:

  • Members $100
  • Non-Members $125
  • Employees $75