In order to be eligible for employment as a lifeguard at any public pool in New York State, a person must be certified in Lifeguard Training. The course includes Community First Aid and CPR/FPR. In order to satisfactorily complete the American Red Cross requirements for lifeguard certification, attendance is mandatory at all sessions and students must pass written and practical skills tests. First class pre-test: Students must be able to swim 300 yards continuously and to retrieve a diving brick from the bottom of the pool during a timed simulated rescue. Additional fee of $125 for required American Red Cross materials is due at time of registration. Fee includes textbook, lifeguard and first aid practice equipment, CPR/FPR pocket mask and certification fees. Minimum age for this course is 15.