The Lifeguard Stand
All you need is a willingness to learn – no experience is necessary! Our training takes place in a single weekend. But don’t let that fool you; we produce the best lifeguards in the country. Over the years, our lifeguards have won numerous nationally recognized awards for their outstanding lifeguard skills. Visit the our Lifeguard Full Training or Review Training registrations or visit American Red Cross lifeguard training page to find a weekend that works best for you!
We supply lifeguards all over Northeast Ohio and beyond, including Akron, Avon, Aurora, Beachwood, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Brunswick, Canton, Cleveland, Copley, Euclid, Hudson, Macedonia, Mentor, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Parma, Stow and Strongsville. We also have staff a pool in Columbus, Ohio area.
Most certifications can run you up to $250 with no guarantee of a job after completion. At Hastings Water Works, you will have a job and pay only a fraction of the cost of traditional certifications. Call 440-832-7705 and ask for the lifeguard department for more information or fill out an online application here.
Prerequisites set forth by the American Red Cross to become a certified lifeguard
300 Yard Swim (12 lengths) - At no time during the swim may a student stop or put their feet on the bottom of the pool. This is not a timed swim. You may swim freestyle, breaststroke or a combination of the two.
Retrieve Object - Students are required to swim 20 feet, perform a feet first surface dive to a depth of 8 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface with the object, swim back to the starting point and exit the pool without using steps or a ladder. Test must be completed in under 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Tread Water - Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of your hands.