Register Now

Lifeguarding Course (Waterfront), American Red Cross Register View Cart

This program is currently unavailable. Click here to view all of our current programs.


Do you like being outdoors, swimming, and going to the beach? This class will prove to be a great investment of your time and money!

General Information
  • To enroll you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled session.
  • The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.
  • To participate in the course, you must be able to pass prerequisite skills evaluation that includes the following:
  • Swim 500 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breast-stroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
  • Brick retrieval.
  • Under water swim.
  • The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on Sunday, May 27th from 2:00 - 3:00PM at Mashpee Fitness Center, 169 Industrial Drive.
  • Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class.
  • To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.
  • The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Waterfront Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.
  • Schedule for class: (40 hours)
  • June 2, 3 & 9, 10 (9am - 5pm) Classroom portion will be 9am at Mashpee Recreation Dept., 520 Main Street. Hands on instruction will follow each day at Attaquin Park (Mashpee/Wakeby Pond).
  • Fee: $285 (resident), $295 (non-resident)
  • Mashpee Recreation will reimburse any candidate who works for the Town of Mashpee this summer (minimum of 4 days/week) until at least August 17th ($200) and for those that stay through Labor Day, you'll be reimbursed $250 of your paid tuition.


* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

 Return to Programs    View All Activities