Lifeguard Certification and Training Requirements

Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR / AED Certification

Lifeguard certification courses are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. Participants learn to respond to water and land emergencies, to provide first aid care, and the responsibilities of a professional lifeguard. Participants also learn to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children, and infants in addition to learning how to properly use an AED on a victim of cardiac arrest. Successful completion of the course results in ARC Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED certifications. All participants must be 15 years of age prior to the completion of the course. Certification is valid for two years.

Course Fees

Initial Lifeguard Training: (See link)
• Includes CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid, CPR Mask and Lifeguard Training materials including the Red Cross fee of $35 assigned to each student.

Lifeguard Training Re-Certification: (See link)
• Includes CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid (Does not include CPR Mask or Lifeguard Training Book) but is including the Red Cross fee of $35 assigned to each student.

Other Fees:
• A $50.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for any registration canceled 72 hours or less prior to the beginning of class. This includes any student who is unable to pass the initial swimming test. If a student is unable to pass the final exam, one-half of their registration fee will be returned or they may make arrangements with the instructor to review the skills again and retake the exam at a later date. This is up to the discretion of the instructor and may be at an additional cost.

Important Note:

These courses are a blended format meaning part of the work must be done online prior to attending the on-site training portion. Once you register and pay, an email will be sent to you giving you a link and instructions on how to complete this.

You must have already made proper arrangements with the Progressive Pool Management, Inc. Leadership Team prior to your first day of the course if  you are participating in our pay as you work program to cover the costs of the training course.

Reach out to us any time via email to or calling us at 1-866-766-7665

Schedule and Course Registration

We are happy to announce our partnership with ECH Safety!

Please follow the links below for the lifeguard classes they are offering in our area.


Lifeguard Certification Course – Wilmington, DE – May 20, 21, 22


Lifeguard Re-Certification Course – Wilmington, DE – May 22

Lifeguard Certification Course – West Chester, PA – May 20th, 21st & 22nd
Lifeguard Training Course – Chester Heights, PA – May 20th, 21st, and 22nd.


We would like everyone to understand that ECH Safety is a third-party lifeguard training company that we have partnered with this year to help our team members have a smooth transition from training to employment.

They hold the highest standards of training and we felt our lifeguards would be in great hands with their instructors which is why we entered this partnership.

Please email with any questions or concerns regarding anything including training and your employment with our company.

Thank you!