American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

Presented by: Sarah Meyer and Cecilia Polumbo

There are four classes in this course; participants must attend each class. 

April 15, 16, 22 and 23

 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Barber National Institute Pool

100 Barber Place, Erie, PA 16507


Registration Deadline: April 1, 2023


To qualify for the course, participants:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age before final scheduled class.
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously with rhythmic breathing can use freestyle or breaststroke; swimming on back or side is not permitted.
  • Must be able to tread water for two minutes without using arms.
  • Must complete timed event in 1 minute 40 seconds that includes:
    • swim 10 yards
    • retrieve 10-pound brick
    • return swim another 10 yards on back with legs only
    • climb out without ladder

Participants must successfully complete the pretest that will be held Saturday, April 1 from noon – 2 p.m. 

Payment of $235 must be completed in advance.