Sink or Swim

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Lifeguard and other Swim topics.

Is there a big difference between lifeguarding at a lake and lifeguarding at a pool?

Sink or Swim

If you plan to work at a lake or ocean, you will need to take a waterfront life guarding class, which is much shorter and valid for life, in addition to the regular lifeguard certification class.

In the waterfront class you will learn to use a rescue board, rescue kayak, and practice entering the water from the shores edge, a chair, and a deep dock. Your regular lifeguard certification will have to be renewed every three years; CPR needs to be renewed every year.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Swim Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Sheri Ann Richerson