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Category American Lifeguard Association
Event Shallow Water Lifeguard with CPR/AED and First Aid
Event Fee: $325.00
Description Shallow Water Lifeguard with CPR/AED and First Aid

The American Lifeguard Association has trained over 100,000 individuals nationwide. We have thousands of Google's results regarding all the national goodwill efforts we are involved with. The goal of the American Lifeguard Association is to improve the quality and accessibility of Health & Safety programs to the public. Our training also reflects the latest ECC science and findings from the 2011 United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report, which are the newest standards for the Lifeguard profession.

The American Lifeguard Association is a nationally recognized organization that offers a self-study program that can train you now, so you do not have to wait for a group class that you may or may not be able to fit into your busy schedule. The American Lifeguard Association has been reviewed and received approval from national agencies such as the Government Service Administration, Homeland Security, American Medical Association and United States Senate. The USA Swimming Coaches Association and Dive Coaches Association also accept our program.

The certification is valid for swimming pool facilities that have a pool depth of no more than five feet. With our Shallow Water Lifeguard training program you can learn at your own pace, at home and your community pool, and can get certified in just a few days. Once you register and pay, the system will automatically email you the information to access the online training, so you can start your training and to be able to take all the necessary exams. Our training program covers the very same materials as our deep water Lifeguard program, but you only need to have to swim 50 yards without stopping to qualify for the program. The training can normally be completed over one or two weekends, but since it is a self-study program, you can set the times aside that are best for you. This way if you want, you can study just a few hours each day over a week or so, or complete everything in just few days.

You may be any age to take the program, but must be 15 or older by the requirement of US Labor Laws to work as a Lifeguard at pools. Once you have reviewed the training materials, and have done the additional online training, along with practicing the skills, it will be necessary to sign an affidavit stating that you have the knowledge and ability to demonstrate the skills that are depicted in the materials. You will also need to take several online written exams. Once you have completed the program you will be able to print out a temporary certification, and we will also mail out an American Lifeguard Association Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid card within 24 hours of completion of the program.

This intuitive self-study program has recently drawn interest from the News media, including the Wall Street Journal, and you may want to watch for it in the future regarding news stories about the national shortage of Lifeguards and how the American Lifeguard Association is creating alternative ways to overcome the server problem nationwide.


This program can also be utilized by facilities that only need one or two individuals trained. Benefits for facilities include cost savings and content standardization. Benefits for students include being able to study at their leisure, the ability to review portions of the program repeatedly, in contrast to hearing a classroom instructor describe it only once or twice, and the ability to refer to the training materials in the future to keep up on their skills. Upon successful completion of the course, each participant will receive an American Lifeguard Association® Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, and First Aid certifications which are valid for 2 years per the new 2012 standards.

This program can be done solely, but the student will need an additional person to practice some of the skills. We wish to also emphasize that most all the skills can be accomplished as shown in the materials with a partner, but at no time should either rescue breaths, abdominal thrusts, or actual chest compressions be done with your partner. These things need only to be simulated, as shown in the materials and online training module, but not actually done. If you, your school, or facility would like to purchase your own set of manikins, we can furnish a new set at an additional price, but again we feel this is not necessary. As with all certifications the employer should insure that each Lifeguard candidate has all the skills necessary for the position they are being considered, and the employer should make sure the candidate meets the requirements in regard to physical and all other necessary requirements before starting employment.

If you have any medical conditions it is recommended that before you start the training that you seek advice from your doctor regarding your capability to participate.


You can take advantage of the Bill Me Later option with American Lifeguard Association training programs. You need to continue with the process of wanting to pay, and either when you log into your existing PayPal account, or if you need to create a new one, this is when it will appear as the option as "Bill Me Later Enjoy 6 months to pay on your purchase". You will also be able to see the full terms. If after you select it, they decline to give you this option, it is a decision that PayPal has made and they will send you information either by email or in the mail, as to why they declined to offer this additional line of credit to you.


Just select continue at the bottom of this page and fill out the required student information and make payment through our secured payment system with any major credit card, or check, or your PayPal account. As a reminder, the information on how to complete the program along with all the necessary links is automatically sent to the address of the Payee, so if you are registering for someone else we ask that you forward this email to them. Also if you do not see the email, which is automatically sent within 5 minutes of payment, we ask that you check your spam folder, for sometimes it gets filtered there by mistake. If for any reason you do not get it, please email us at alalifeguard@aol.com and we will resend it.

If you have any questions regarding our program, or if you are having problems registering, we ask that you e-mail us at alalifeguard@aol.com or visit us at http://americanlifeguard.qhub.com/#ask_answer, but otherwise you select the “Continue” option listed below to register.
State Louisiana
Instructor Instructor TBA
Associated Organization American Lifeguard Association, Inc.
Instructor alalifeguard@aol.com

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