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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

 

Class Schedule

Class 1 - April 9-12
Class 2 - April 23-26

Class times - Thur & Fri 5-10pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 2-9pm

Cost $200 - includes manual, instruction & certification costs

Spring semester hours

 
 
Facility
 
Natatorium
 
Mon - Thur

6am-11pm

 
M/W
10am-2pm
4-8pm

T/TH
6-8:30am
10am-2pm
4-8pm 
     
Friday 6am-9pm 10am-2pm
4-8pm
     
Saturday 9am-8pm

10am-2pm

 
     
Sunday      2 -11pm 4-8pm

Outdoor Adventure office hours

Monday - Friday   10am - 6pm

 

 

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

 

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