We are excited to offer you the American Red Cross Lifeguard Blended Learning Certification
Course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where
you will practice skills and demonstrate competency.
The course provides entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies and provide care until emergency medical services arrive and take over. You must pass a pretest and be at least 15 years old to take the course.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses are offered during Spring/Summer semesters each year.
The in-person skill session will be led by a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor. You will practice the lifeguard, CPRO, and first aid skills you learned during the online portion of the certification. The in-person skill sessions are taught at the Student Recreation Center Outdoor Pool and in the SRC classroom. The Student Recreation Center is located at 51 Jaguar Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688. You will enter through the lobby and will then be directed on where to go. You must attend all the dates in the skill session. No exceptions or make-up classes are allowed.
Everyone must pass the following Pre-Course skills session which will be held during the first In-Person Skill Session.
1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to surface 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 so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit water without using a ladder or steps.
**If you are currently certified as a lifeguard, the American Red Cross is offering a 120-day certification extension. Please utilize this option until in-person recertifications resume.**
The Campus Recreation aquatics program is proud to offer the American Red Cross Lifeguard Review/Re-Certification Course in a Blended Learning Format. This recertification option is for lifeguards who are currently certified. The course incorporates a blended learning format with online training sessions, classroom skills and water rescue activities. Review skills include water rescues, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and first aid.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Courses are offered during Spring/Summer semesters each year.
Lifeguard Recertification participants must provide proof of valid Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications and pass the pre-course: swim 300 yards (12 lengths of a 25 yard pool) without stopping using front crawl and breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, and retrieve a 10-lb brick from 7 feet deep and swim 20 yards with the weight, within 1 minute 40 seconds.
The Water Safety Instructor course certifies swimming instructors to teach Red Cross swimming, diving and water safety programs.
Upon successful course completion, Water Safety Instructor candidates will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification valid for 2 years.
$175 per person for USA students
$200 per person for the community.