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