Must Register and Pay at the Front Desk of The HUB by Monday, January 7th
Tuesday, January 15th 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 19th 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22nd 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 24th 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26th 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29th 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course is designed to prepare participants to lifeguard at indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities. This course can be used for first time certification or re-certification. This course also provides participants with life saving skills they can take away from the water including CPR, AED and First Aid. All participants are required to pass a swim test on the first day of the course.
Lifeguarding Certification at the Heartland Regional Aquatics Center
American Red Cross Lifeguard certification courses are conducted at The HUB Recreation Center on a year round basis. This certification permits one to be employed as a lifeguard across the nation at indoor and outdoor aquatic centers, as well as many waterfront and waterpark venues. Courses offered include Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Review (re-certification of currently certified lifeguards), and Waterpark Lifeguarding. Students must be at least 15 years of age before the last scheduled class session and successfully complete the *Pre-Course Skills Session to begin the course. Students must attend all classroom and pool sessions, successfully pass all practical testing and complete all written exams with 80% or higher scores on each. Certification is valid for two years upon completion.
*Pre-Course Skills Session
Swim 300 yards continuously (without stopping to rest) using front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both, with face in water demonstrating breath control
Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs, with hands under the arms
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds without the use of goggles
-Starting in the water, swim 20 yards on the surface, surface dive (feet-first or head-first) to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands holding the object, keeping the face at or near the surface to get a breath (cannot swim the distance under water & cannot touch the bottom of the pool during return), place brick on pool deck, exit the water without using a ladder or steps, and stand.
The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Bring a swimsuit and towel for pre-course skills session and every class date.
Full Lifeguarding Course: $200.00 + Materials (this course is for those who have never held a lifeguard certificate or have an expired certification) *28 hours minimum
Review Lifeguarding Course: $130.00 + Materials (this course if for those with current American Red Cross Lifeguard certificates – must show current certification card) Contact Aquatics Coordinator for more information.
Water Park Lifeguarding Course: $75.00 (this course is for those with current American Red Cross Lifeguard certificate – must show card – or those in process of completing The HUB full lifeguard certification course) – 4 student minimum *5-7 hour certification course. Contact Aquatics Coordinator for more information.
Course materials available for purchase at the pre-course swim session or prior to the start of the first class:
Hard copy textbook – $45.00
Pocket mask needed for CPR course – appropriate mask must be used – $18.00