All courses take place at the following location.
Boys and Girls Club of Northern Rhode Island, Cumberland-Lincoln Branch,
1 James J McKee Way
Cumberland, RI 02864
Email with any questions about length of course, dates, payment, etc.
All of the courses are administered by Jonathan Murray, a certified Red Cross Instructor. Certification validity varies between certifications, but recertification can be completed until 30 days past the expiration date on the individuals certificate.
Due to COVID-19 we encourage everyone to bring, and wear, a face-covering. Extra sanitary precautions are being taken to reduce or eliminate risk of exposure.
REQUIRED TO COMPLETE BEFORE THE COURSE CAN BE TAKEN. Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl stroke and/or breaststroke; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder. VIDEO BELOW.
This must be completed before the course can be taken. This will be taken at the beginning of the first day of the course. Must be taken at the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln. Contact the instructor prior to taking the prerequisite test.
Recertification participants do not have to take prerequisites until 12pm the day of the course.
Participants are required to bring a bathing suit, towel, and any provided materials, to every class.
Recertification participants are required to bring a bathing suit, towel, and a copy of their current certification to the course. If you can bring a CPR mask it would be appreciated but not required. CPR masks can also be purchased for an additional $10.
Lifeguard Manual can be found here:
These are simply materials to aid in successful completion of the course
This is the test you must complete before being able to take the course.