Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor Classes

SHAPE offers classes for both Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructors in March every year. These classes are taught by American Red Cross Certified Instructors. The certifications below are expected for summer lifeguarding or teach swim lessons at summer camps and recreation programs. A certified teenager has many job opportuntes in the summer.

These are the only 1 week spring classes in central Vermont, and space is limited. The Class fee is $350 which includes all materials. Lifeguard recertification only is $150. 

Registration, plus a $100 non-refundable deposit ($60 for recert) is required before March 1, 2018. The remainder of payment is expected on the first day of class. Cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to the lead instructor, Shannon Palone, and can be mailed to VTC SHAPE, PO Box 500, Randolph Center, VT 05061.

Reserve a spot in class by e-mailing or calling the SHAPE Facility Director at 728-1584.


2018 LIFEGUARD CLASS Information (Must be 15 years old):

Saturday, March 24th - SWIM TEST     8:00am start
Saturday, March 24th    9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 25th 9:00am - 4:00pm
Monday, March 26th 5:00pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 27th      5:00pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 28th        5:00pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 29th* 5:00pm – 9:00 pm

*Lifeguard Recertification Thursday ONLY  5:30-8:30pm

Lifeguard Flyer coming soon!


WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CLASS (must be 16 years old):

Saturday, March 24th    9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday, March 25th 9:00am - 4:00pm
Monday, March 26th 5:00pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday, March 27th    5:00pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday, March 28th        5:00pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 29th 5:00pm – 9:30 pm

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Flyer coming soon!


Questions? email or call the SHAPE Facility Director Leah Gifford at 728-1584.