Lifeguard Training


Become a Lifeguard at the Gordon JCC

The Gordon JCC offers a range of Red Cross Life Guard certification classes. Classes are available year-round for both new certifications and re-certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross Lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The American Red Cross is the most respected source for training and certification of this kind.

GJCC Lifeguard Class Schedule 2019

Sessions must have between 6-10 participants. If there are not an adequate number of participants or too many, participants will be moved to the 2nd session of their choice. Participants will receive a 2 year certification in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid. Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the class. Prerequisite skills required are listed on the Red Cross website. Participants must also attend ALL class dates and times for a session to be certified.

To qualify for a re-certification course, students must have a valid certification that is about to expire or has expired within the last 30 days.

For those who set up a pre-hire interview and commit to working as part of the JCC Lifeguarding staff for a minimum of, two (2) months, OR 80 hours, there will be a significant benefit on class price, at $75 for those lifeguards that are chosen to work as part of the JCC lifeguarding staff. For more information on working for the JCC, class details or to register for a class, contact Daniel Christmas | 615-354-1663, Register Here, or download registration form.

Certification $195 Members | $235 Non-Members | $75 for Future Staff

Re-certification $120 Members | $140 Non-Members | +$20 for resuscitation mask | $75 for Future Staff


Check back in the fall for next years sessions.


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