American Red Cross lifeguard course

Registration and payment can be made in person at the Recreation Center office or over the phone at 410-516-5229. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Only credit card payment will be accepted over the phone. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR/AED for Lifeguards certification, which is valid for two years from the date of completion.

Course sessions are held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15. Attendance is required on all dates and times of the course. Any absences will result in participant's failure in that course. Makeup dates will not be offered. Refunds will not be issued for absences.

Eligible participants must be 15 years old by Sept. 15 and must be able to swim 300 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, and complete a timed event in 1 minute, 40 seconds. More information about these prerequisites is on the Certifications and Training page of the O'Connor Recreation Center website. Click on Lifeguard Certification Course.