Beach Lifeguard

What Will You Learn?

The SSI Beach Lifeguard program provides students with the knowledge and training to supervise, assist, and rescue victims in ocean environments equivalent to their training.

What Will You Do?

  • Complete the digital learning and all Academic Sessions of the Lifeguard Instructor Manual.
  • Complete the program’s final exam.
  • Complete the Beach Lifeguard Water Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the SSI Training Standards.
  • Complete Training Sessions 1-6 of the Lifeguard Instructor Manual.
  • Complete the Beach Final Evaluation as outlined in the Lifeguard Instructor Manual.

Course Schedule

Recommended hours for completion: 24-68.

Course Price

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Course Prerequisites

Minimum age:

  • 16 years old.

All lifeguard students must have digital copies of the following documents uploaded into MySSI before the final certification(s) can be issued:

  • Proof of First Aid and CPR training for children, infants and adults within two (2) years
  • Proof of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training within two (2) years
  • Proof of Oxygen First Aid training within two (2) years (recommended)

Equipment Requirements

During all in-water training sessions, each student must be equipped with a properly fitted Total Lifeguard System that includes:

  • Rescue tube or equivalent
  • Whistle
  • Pocket mask
  • Skin and sun exposure protection appropriate to the environment

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