American Red Cross Courses

Click here for online registration. In-person registration is also available. 

The Groveport Recreation Center offers a wide variety of American Red Cross Course. Please see below for our schedule. 

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All of our Lifeguarding Courses are blended learning format. You will complete online course work prior to attending the in-person session. 

Course Class Dates: Class Times: Registration Deadline: Cost: 
Lifeguarding Course- Blended Learning 1/22/24-1/26/24 4:00pm-8:00pm 1/19/24 at 12:30pm $100/$150
Lifeguarding Course - Blended Learning 2/26/24 - 3/1/24 4:00pm-8:00pm 2/23/24 at 12:30pm $100/$150

Are you at least 15 years of age? Good swimmer? Enjoy working around people? If so, you should consider getting your lifeguard certification and becoming a lifeguard with the Groveport Recreation Department. Questions should be directed to Kelsey Valine (Aquatics Manager) at 614-836-1000 x1504 or

Lifeguard Pre-Requisites:

1. Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.

2. Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

          ▪  Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.

          ▪ Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

          ▪ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and                     keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.

          ▪ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Free Skills Training Available:

Our staff will help you prepare for the Lifeguarding Class.  These sessions are NOT mandatory, but are meant to provide you with an opportunity to learn and practice the Lifeguard Pre-Requisites with our staff.

Please contact Kelsey Valine at to set up the free skills training.