All courses take place at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Rhode Island, Cumberland-Lincoln Branch, unless otherwise noted.

1 James J McKee Way

Cumberland, RI 02864

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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.

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Prerequisite Swim Test

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.

New Certification

June Couse

Dates: June 20th-23rd 2019

Times: 12pm to 7pm each day

Price: $275 CASH ONLY


June Review Course

Date: June 22nd, 2019

Time: 12pm to 10pm

Price: $150 CASH ONLY

July Review Course

Date: July 6th, 2019

Time: 12pm to 10pm

Price: $150 CASH ONLY


Date: July 7th, 2019

Time: 9am to 4pm

Price: $150 CASH ONLY

Certifications received

Red Cross Certifications Received

  • Lifeguarding (Valid 2 years)
  • First Aid (Valid 2 years)
  • CPR for Professional Rescuers (Valid 2 years)
  • AED for Professional Rescuers (Valid 2 years)
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen (Valid 2 years) 
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training (Valid 1 year)
  • Epinephrine Auto Injector Training (Valid 2 years)
  • Asthma Inhaler Training (Valid 2 years)



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:


Prerequisite swim test

This is the test you must complete before being able to take the course.