Lifeguard Management Online


Learn how to effectively manage lifeguards and keep patrons, staff and facilities safe with this 3 ½ hour online American Red Cross course. This interactive course will keep you engaged with real-life scenarios to develop and test your critical thinking and decision-making skills, and it offers advice and lessons learned from a team of lifeguard management experts.

Certification valid for 2 years

No prerequisites.

When registering multiple students, each student must have a unique email address to send the online access to.


Course content includes:

  • The Lifeguard Manager’s role
  • Hiring and preparing staff
  • Injury prevention strategies
  • Emergency action plans
  • Team management
  • Risk management

Includes a variety of practical resources, such as:

  • A course ebook
  • Links to helpful websites
  • Forms and reports

In-service trainings available for:

  • Fitness
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Prevention
  • Response