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Requirements for Getting a Lifeguard's License

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Working as a lifeguard is a good seasonal or year round job for adults and teens alike. Prior to applying you will want to ensure you meet the requirements. This is a guide about requirements for getting a lifeguard license.
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December 27, 2016

I'm a young teen in Maryland who is interested in getting her lifeguard license. However I don't know how old you have to be or the laws on that.

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December 27, 20160 found this helpful
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Your local American Red Cross office provides information and training for lifeguard and other goals. You can access this website for further information:

http://www.redc  ass/lifeguarding

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December 27, 20160 found this helpful
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Each state has different laws. I have taught the medical side of the class in the past, here and in the next state over, and the requirements are different for each. Check with your local park and rec department or American Red Cross.

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December 28, 20160 found this helpful
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Check with your potential employer as my daughter's employer provided the required training and provided transportation as well as covered the fee.

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December 27, 20160 found this helpful

You can also go to the place you are interested in lifeguarding. They should have information too

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

Every state is different, but the basic rules and training are probably close to the same.

A private company (such as a hotel or motel) will most likely require a state certified lifeguard.

Here are two links that should tell what you want to know as well as who to contact in your state/city:

https://www.ymc  feguard-training

http://www.redc  ass/lifeguarding

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