Due to a Red Cross update regarding our pool depth, we are only able to teach Shallow Water Lifeguarding Courses at our facility from this point forward - not the full Lifeguarding Course.


The primary purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding (5ft – 7ft) is to train Lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations, both in and out of the water in facilities with water depths up to up to 7ft. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED, and more.  Students are required to attend each session, complete all skills successfully, and score 80% on a written exam in order to receive certification.

Course Dates: October 16th, 17th, and 18th The prerequisite swim test will take place at 4:30p on Friday, October 16th, with class immediately following.

Class Times: Friday 4:30p – 9p and Saturday and Sunday 9a – 5p

Prerequisites: Students must be at least 15 years old. Students must complete a 100 yard non-stop swim, a 2-minute tread without using their hands, and a timed weight retrieval.

Course Fees: $250 for MHPC members, $275 for the community.

All classes have a minimum enrollment of 5 students. Individuals who fail the course may retake the next available course at no additional charge. Refunds will not be issued in the event a student fails the course. Other policies as required by the American Red Cross may apply.


If you'd like to register, please contact the Healthplex front desk at 601-856-7757.