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Elevation Athletics is a Red Cross Licensed Training Provider.  

Certification & Recertification courses will be offered year-round for the following:

  • Lifeguarding

  • CPR/AED 

  • First Aid

  • Water Safety Instructor (Swim Lessons)

  • and much, MUCH more!

Upon completion of each Lifeguard Course, you will receive:

  • 2-Year Certification 

    • Lifeguarding​

    • ​CPR/AED/First Aid for the professional rescuer​

  • Lifeguard Fanny Pack (full-cert) with:

    • Pocket Mask​

    • Whistle

    • Warming blanket

    • Rubber Gloves

  • EA Lifeguard T-Shirt

For more information - email instructor Paul Garboczi

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Elevation Athletics

Red Cross Training Course

Elevation Athletics provides the courses you need for your summer or

year-round aquatics jobs.

Once certified, we may even have a job for you!



**Additional Classes coming soon!


**Additional classes coming soon!


For Individuals

Full Certification

Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.


Prerequisites:  Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds by starting in the water swimming 20 yards surface dive 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 exit the water without using steps or a ladder.


Course Certification Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.

Course Type: Online & Classroom Course

Course Length: 3-Day Course - Friday evening 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $350 + online course materials


Elks Lodge Boulder, Youth Activities Center

3975 28th St

Boulder, CO 80301 




An abbreviated Lifeguarding course that reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. 


Prerequisites: This course is intended to be used as a RE-CERTIFICATION course.  Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course.


Course Certification: Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years.

Course Type: Classroom Course

Course Length: 1-Day Course - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost:  $275 


Elks Lodge Boulder, Youth Activities Center

3975 28th St

Boulder, CO 80301 

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What to Expect in Our Classes

Once enrolled, participants will receive access to the online training (approx. 7 hours), which is to be completed prior to the in person sessions.  The In-person sessions includes Classroom (approx. 5 hours) & Water Skills (approx. 15 hours).  


This blended learning class is for those who want to get certified in the necessary rescue skills to become a lifeguard. This course is for first time participants as well as those American Red Cross lifeguards whose certification is more than 30 days expired, and lifeguards who need to transfer from other organizations (i.e. YMCA, BSA, Ellis, etc.).


Scheduling Notes:

  • Class size: 10 max. - 4 min.

  • Taking this class does not ensure you a lifeguard job after completion.

  • Students will complete the swimming prerequisites, water skills practice, and water skills final exam scenarios. It is highly recommended to review all the videos and chapter review questions prior to attending.

  • Once registered, no refunds can be provided within 14-days of the start of the class.


  • Must be 15 years old by the end of the course; proof of age will be required on the first day.

  • Candidates will have two opportunities to complete:

    • Must complete a continuous 300 yard swim with rhythmic breathing using any combination of front crawl and breaststroke; Goggles allowed

    • Must tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.

    • Must swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb brick from a depth of 7-10 feet, swim 20 yards with the brick using legs only, and exit the pool without using a ladder or stairs within a minute and 40 seconds; Goggles NOT allowed.


What to Bring:

  • Rescue Mask Set & Fanny Pack – will receive at the Classroom Session

  • Swimsuit

  • 2+ towels and swimsuit coverings/sweat clothes suggested, pool shoes/flip flops

  • Meals/snacks/hydration in a lunchbox/cooler. No microwave/fridge is available to use.

  • Picture ID & Proof of Date of Birth – Every Day

  • Writing Utensil

  • Downloaded manual


To Obtain Certification:​​

  • Must successfully complete the course prerequisites

  • Must successfully complete all online training course content.

  • Attend all class sessions (no exceptions)

  • Demonstrate competency in all rescue skills

  • Pass written exams with at least an 80%

  • Demonstrate competency in all practical exams.

  • Successful lifeguard course participants will receive a 2 year Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification after learning surveillance and rescue skills, how to prevent injuries, First aid training, professional rescuer CPR/AED, and Professional lifeguard responsibilities.

Have a staff needing a full-cert or re-cert?

10% off for 3 or more - CONTACT US


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