Hybrid: Waterfront Lifeguard Certification

Hybrid: Waterfront Lifeguard Certification

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Date: Thu Jun 08, 8:00 AM PDT - Fri Jun 09, 6:00 PM PDT
  • Life Skills
  • Ambassadors,
  • Seniors,
  • Volunteers

Seniors (16 and up), Ambassadors, and Adults: Take this 2 day Waterfront Lifeguard Certification course to learn everything you need to know to safely take troops on water adventures, or to gain a certification for future jobs! Participants will receive Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification and First Aid/CPR/AED Certification from the Red Cross, which meets the requirements in the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Girl Scouts to use pools and go on open water.


Before the class date, participants must complete about 6 hours of online pre-work. All participants must be able to pass a prerequisite test at the beginning of class, including: 550 yard swim (any stroke), 2 min. treading water with no hands, treading water with a brick in their hands, and a ring dive. More details will be emailed after registration.


Dates and times for this 2 day course:

  • June 8, 8am-6pm
  • June 9, 8am-6pm

Program facilitated by: Macie, a GSHCC approved Instructor


Program Fee: $155 for girl and adult members


Program includes: In-person instruction, and Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification and First Aid/CPR/AED Certification from the Red Cross

Supplies Needed:

  • Swimsuit
  • goggles
  • optional swim cap
  • towel
  • sack lunch
  • sun screen

Event Disclaimer: participants must be able to swim and pass the pre-test (detailed above)


General Location: Sacramento, CA

  • Exact address can be found in your MYGS after registering for the event, and will also be included in the information letter. 

Note: This event may table place in an outdoor or indoor setting


Adult Supervision: Supervision will be provided by partner staff.

  • If dropping off your girl, the authorized person at pick up will be required to show their ID at pick-up. 

Registration: A minimum of 3 registered participants are required to hold this event. In the event that the minimum is not met, you will be notified before the event date, and a full refund will be processed.


Media Release Disclaimer: There may be photos or video taken during this event. By registering for this event, you give permission for GSHCC and GSHCC program partners to use photos/videos of your girl to promote Girl Scouts. If you would like to opt out of photographs/videos, please notify staff at event check-in.


Information Letter: Once you have registered you can find the information letter by logging in to your My Account, go to My Events and select the event. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the information letter under Additional Documentation. An e-mail will be sent out 1 week before the scheduled event with the information letter for the event. If you register after this time, you will need to go through your My Account to get the information letter or reach out to customer care.


Not a member? Join now and save! Become a member before registering for this event to take advantage of our member pricing, plus save on other GSHCC events for the rest of the year! A Girl Scout membership is $25 a year. A membership year runs from October to September.


Troop Treasure: After registering, please follow the instructions on this form to pay with Troop Treasure.


Financial Aid: Financial assistance is available for girls. Payee must submit the Financial Aid Request form after registering to finalize your request. You may still be responsible for a portion of the fees. 



  • If the activity requires a deposit, deposits are non-refundable.
  • You may not swap participants.
  • Refunds will not be given for in person activities or training fees of $5 and less.
  • All other activities will be processed as follows:
    • 21 calendar days before the activity 100%
    • 12-20 calendar days before the activity 50%
    • 11 or fewer calendar days before the activity No refunds

Once in a while, GSHCC may have to cancel an event. In the event that Girl Scouts Heart of Central California finds it necessary to cancel an activity or training, all troops/groups or individuals having submitted registrations and payments will receive a full refund.
Note: In the event of extenuating circumstances such as illnesses, deaths in the immediate family and other catastrophic events, GSHCC will consider refunds on a case-by-case basis.
All refund requests should be submitted in writing to Customer Care.