November Lifeguard Recertification/Certification Course

Participants must be at least 15 years of age prior to the final day of the course. Parent signature required for participants under the age of 18 years old. Participants will be required to pass the American Red Cross lifeguarding prerequisites prior to continuing in the course. They should take time prior to the start of the course to practice and prepare.

3-Day Blended Learning Lifeguard Training Certification Course

This class is designated for participants that are looking to obtain American Red Cross Certification or that are seeking to become a UREC lifeguard.  If you are interested in a lifeguard position with UREC, please contact the Coordinator of Aquatics,, for additional information or fill out an online application HERE.

*Must attend all sessions in order to obtain certification.
Price: $200

For participants that already have an American Red Cross Certification nearing expiration, or that has been expired for less than 30 days a copy of your certification will need to be submitted to the Assistant Director of Aquatics,, following your registration.

*Must attend all sessions in order to obtain re-certification.
Price: $125

Location: UREC Student Recreation Center

  • Day 1

    • Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Day 2

    • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Day 3

    • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM


  • Participants are required to swim 300 yards alternating front crawl and breaststroke. There is no time limit for this portion, however they cannot stop at any point.
  • Participants are also required to complete a brick retrieval skill. Starting in the water, they will swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, keeping their face out of the water and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Participants will tread for 2 minutes without using their arms.
  • Participants that do not pass the prerequisites will not be permitted to continue any further in the course. A participant must complete all skill requirements in order to obtain certification.

Failure to complete these pre-reqs will result in not being able to complete the course and a 75% refund.