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 Lifeguard Certification- AMERICAN RED CROSS 


  • Participants must be 15 years of age ON or BEFORE the last day of the course
  • Participants do not have to be a Recreation & Wellness Center member or child of a member
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl (freestyle) or breast stroke, goggles are allowed to be used during the swim
  • Tread water continuously with no hands for 2 minutes
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
    • Swim 20 yards using the front crawl (freestyle) or breast stroke.
    • Surface dive to 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object
    • Resurface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface of the water
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or stairs

*Failure to complete these prerequisites will cause the candidate to be removed from the course*


  • Payment is due when registering for the course
  • Course is limited to 10 participants to a class


 Aquatics Coordinator - Jason Hilton or 606-783-2270


Class Schedule - TBA

Cost $200 - includes manual, instruction & certification costs

Semester Hours
M-TH 6am-11pm

Fri 6am-9pm 10am-2pm
Sat 9am-8pm 10am-2pm
Sun 2-11pm 4-8pm

Outdoor Adventure office hours

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Bowling Lanes hours

Monday-Saturday  4-9:45pm

Sunday by reservation


Note: Open hours are reduced during all University breaks/holidays/events


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