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. 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

December 2018 Course

Dates- 12/27/18 - 12/30/18

Times-  12pm to 7pm each day of the course.



December Review

Date - 12/30/18

Time - 12pm to 10pm

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, cpr mask, and a copy of their current certification to the course. If you need a cpr mask they are 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.