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Lifeguard Training

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Swimmers in sound physical condition who can swim 500 yards in a combination of front crawl and breaststroke and swim with a diving brick for 20 yards can earn an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate. The 28-hour course takes place over six days and includes a prerequisite water test, as well as classroom and in-water activities. Call 410-313-2762 for additional information before registering.


All Ages

Age Groups

Adolescence (13-21)



Eligibility Requirements

This program is for children 16 years of age and older


The program fee is $250

Contact Information

Howard County Dept. of Recreation and Parks
7120 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 410-313-7275
Fax: 410-313-4660
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