Red Cross Rules!

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Can I be a lifeguard?

Red Cross Rules!

Are you at least sixteen years old and a good swimmer? Do you like being outdoors? Do you like helping others? Then being a lifeguard is the perfect job for you. Most lifeguard jobs are available in the summer when the beaches and pools are full. And, you could find an indoor job at a health club or hotel if you don't like being in the sun.

In order to become a lifeguard, you need to take a lifeguard certification class, given by the American Red Cross. Locations and times of the classes can be found on their website. You have to be fifteen years old to take the class, sixteen years old to lifeguard at a pool, and seventeen years old to lifeguard at an ocean beach or lake with an extra waterfront certification.



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