Lifeguard and Safety Courses


All Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center programs require registration in advance.

American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 and Up)

This course covers the fundamental skills required to become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard.  Students must pass a prerequisite swimming test on the first day of the course in order to continue class and must be 15 years old by the last day of the class to become certified.  Certification does not guarantee employment at our facility.  However, seasonally there are openings for lifeguard positions at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center.  Choose one session for certification.

**There is a $50.00 Cancellation Fee if you choose to cancel this course within 2 weeks prior to the start date, or neglect to show up for the course all together. 

*You must pass all the prerequisites in order to continue on with the rest of the course.


Course work will include physical exercise.  If you have a medical condition or disability, or if you have any question about your ability to participate fully in this course, please discuss them with your physician or health care provider before you start this course.

  • Attend and participate in all class sessions
  • Participate in all skill sessions/drills and demonstrate competency in all required activities and scenarios
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final skill scenarios
  • Pass all final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.



Certification does not guarantee employment at our facility.  If you are interested in applying for a lifeguarding position at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, applications can be found at (Location: Prince William)

Keep in mind that not all facilities accept American Red Cross certifications. Please check with the individual facility you are interested in applying to find out what certifications they require.

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