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Certification Classes

Lifeguard Certification Class

Please select “Program Registration” on the left side of your screen, and follow the steps for registration.  Students have already been assigned a username, so they will need to select “Forgot Username/Password” to sign in and receive the appropriate fees.

Dates and Fees:
Full Courses:
July 28-30 – Blended Learning Course
– July 28: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
– July 29: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
– July 30: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 31 – August 4 – Blended Learning Course
– Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Student: $150
Member: $250
Non-Member: $300

This course provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Prerequisites: 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 Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers

The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers course is to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

Dates:

  • July 15 (Saturday): 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • More dates coming soon!

Fee

  • Students: $80
  • Members: $90
  • Non-Members: $95

Certification Earned Upon Successful Completion

American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (valid for 2 years)

Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of the Water Safety instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses, six levels of Learn-to-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics Prerequisites Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course Possess a Fundamentals of Instructor Training Certificate issued within the last year or possess a current national Health and Safety Services Instructor Authorization Certificate Successfully complete the pretest.

Date:
No current classes scheduled.

Prices:
Student: $200
Member: $300
Non-member: $350

Location: Student Recreation Facility (737 S. Halsted St.)

Pre-Test

This course is not designed to teach you basic-level swimming skills. It is dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills you will need to plan and teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. To participate in the Water Safety Instructor course, you must be at least 16 years old and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

1. Swim the following strokes consistent with American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 4 Stroke

Performance Criteria:

■ Front crawl—25 yards

■ Back crawl—25 yards

■ Breaststroke—25 yards

■ Elementary backstroke—25 yards

■ Sidestroke—25 yards

■ Butterfly—15 yards

2. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling).

3. Tread water for 1 minute.

 

Certification Earned Upon Successful Completion

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification (valid for 2 years)

Lifeguard Instructor

Please select “Program Registration” on the left side of your screen, and follow the steps for registration.  Students have already been assigned a username, so they will need to select “Forgot Username/Password” to sign in and receive the appropriate fees.

Dates:

July 24-28, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sport and Fitness Center (828 S. Wolcott St.)

Fee
Student: $300
Member: $350
Non-member: $400

This course trains lifeguarding instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

Note: To teach Waterfront Skills, Lifeguarding instructors must possess a basic-level Waterfront Skills certificate

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 17 years, Possess a current Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, An equivalent certificate from another organization, Complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course and complete the precourse session

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