• Lifeguard Training in Alabama

    Whether you want to be a lifeguard for a summer or a lifetime, the Red Cross can help. With our Alabama lifeguarding certification classes, you can learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies – and provide care when it's needed most. However, we also offer the opportunity to go beyond the basics, and take classes in water safety, aquatic instructor training, safety training for swim coaches, lifeguard management and more. To find the right class for your goals and your interests, check our newest course schedule.

    When you enroll in lifeguarding training in Alabama from the American Red Cross, you'll not only learn how to help keep those in, on, and around the water safe, but you'll also learn how to help those who may be injured or experiencing a medical emergency. To ensure that you know how to help during times of crisis, our lifeguarding classes include training in CPR, first aid, and AED use. And just like your lifeguarding certification, those additional certifications are valid for two years (and come with access to our online refresher materials to help keep your skills sharp).

    Designed for those who learn best in a traditional classroom environment, our in-person Alabama lifeguard certification classes include lecture, reading, and hands-on skills sessions. Throughout the course there will be ample time for students to ask questions, work through topics as a group, and become comfortable with the theories and practices of lifeguarding.

    To complement our Alabama lifeguard classes, we offer all students access to our lifeguarding manual. Created specifically to help our students refer to and retain the information they've learned in class, our manual can help keep your skills and your memory fresh during class and between certifications. The Red Cross lifeguarding manual is one part of our program and does not by itself, deliver complete and comprehensive training.

    From our Alabama lifeguarding certification courses to classes for swim coaches, Aquatic Examiner Services to swim instructor training, Red Cross Aquatic Representatives can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed – whether you own or manage a facility or are just getting started with a career in lifeguarding. Find an Aquatics Representative in your area to learn how we can help.

    After successfully completing your lifeguarding training in Alabama with the American Red Cross, your certification will be valid for two years – and available in a range of ways. With a personalized QR code, and a unique URL, you can share your certificate with current or potential employers (or volunteer organizations) quickly and easily. Or, you can print your certificate for your records in just a few quick steps. This way, you can manage your certificates your way – and never have to worry about losing them.