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American Red Cross Certifications

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding training provides individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to keep patrons of aquatic facilities safe in and around water.

Course Prerequisites:
These are generally performed during the first few hours of class.  Failure to successfully complete these skills, will result in your removal from the course with no refund.

  • Students bring proof of age (15 years of age by the last day of class).
  • Swim 300 yards continuously (non-stop)using either breast stroke or front crawl. Swimming must have coordinated arm and leg motion with rhythmic breathing (face in the water and turning head for a breath). Arms should come out of the water during the front crawl.
  • Tread water in the deep end of the pool for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards face up (on your back)back to the starting point holding the object with two hands in under 1 minute and 40 seconds. Time stops when the brick is put on the deck and participant exits the water onto the deck without using a ladder/stairs.

Lunch and Breaks:
Lunch - Lunch breaks are provided each day.  There are some restaurants located across the street; however, time will be limited. 
Break - There will be small 5 to 10 minute breaks throughout the class.

Items Provided for the Course:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Book for use during course
CPR Resuscitation Mask for use during course
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.  An  email with a link for your certificate will come from the American Red Cross within one week following course completion.

Items Needed for the Course:
One piece swimsuit, several towels, goggles (for the 300) and swim cap if needed, hair ties for long hair, extra change of clothing-including sweatshirt/pants (the rooms can be cool), pen or pencil, notebook for notes, and food and drinks for the day.

Lifeguard Fact Sheet for interested participants.

Note: Class may be let out early each day due to advanced course progression or instructor discretion. Minimum enrollment for a class is 5 individuals–if this minimum is not met, you have the option for a full refund or rescheduling for a different course date.

Date Days Time Registration Deadline
July 13 - 15 Fri 3pm - 10pm 07/10/2018
  Sat & Sun 8am - 8pm  
August 24 - 26 Fri 3pm - 10pm 8/22/2018
  Sat & Sun 8am - 8pm  
August 31 - September 2 Fri 3pm - 10pm 8/29/2018
  Sat & Sun 8am - 8pm  
September 7 - 9 Fri 3pm - 10pm 9/5/2018
  Sat & Sun 8am - 8pm  
October 19 - 21 Fri 3pm - 10pm 10/10/2018
  Sat & Sun 8am - 8pm  
November 2 - 4 Fri 3pm - 10pm 10/31/2018
  Sat & Sun 8am - 8pm  

Price: $225.00 (includes: pocket mask, certification cards)

Register: Purchase course at the CRWC-Welcome Desk - Member Service. Cash and major credit cards accepted.

American Red Cross
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED & First Aid

Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED and First Aid Training will give participants the ability to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and first aid emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course, an Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED certification will be awarded. Thus us valid for two years.

Date Day Time Registration Deadline
October 20 Sat 10am - 5pm 10/18/2018

Price: $70

Register: Purchase course at the CRWC Welcome Desk -Member Service. Cash and major credit cards accepted.

Fact Sheet First Aid CPR for interested participants.

Note: Minimum enrollment for a class is 5 individuals–if this minimum is not met, you have the option for a full refund or rescheduling for a later course date.

For questions, comments or more information, please contact Campus Recreation Aquatics 713-743-7946.