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Please read this page before registering for a lifeguarding course

This course will certify you in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer through the American Red Cross for two years from the completion date.

All water skills will be held in our outdoor pools at the Student Aquatic Center. Classroom portions will be held inside Bourgeois Hall.

All lifeguarding courses are offered in a Blended Learning format meaning that you will have self-guided instruction at home through your computer followed by in-person, hands-on training to complete your certification. There are approximately 8 hours of "homework" for you to complete on your own before practicing and testing the skills you have learned. In-person training will total approximately 18 hours and will be held over one weeend. This time includes the final written exams and skill test out procedures (review courses will require less time to complete). 

We will issue course links to all participants immediately following the Prerequisite Skills Evaluation. Participants will have one week to complete their assignments at home before taking part in skills practice with us. If you have not completed your online assignments before the listed start date of class you will not be permitted to participate in this course.

A $50, non-refundable deposit is required for all lifeguarding participants. The deposit must be paid at the time of your scheduled Prerequisite Skills Evaluation for your lifeguarding course. The deposit will be applied to your course fee when you successfully complete our course. Course payment will not be accepted until you have taken and passed your final exam and skills scenarios. 

Registration and Requirements

To register please complete our online registration form at least one week prior to the course start date.

Deposits must be made on the day of your Prerequisite Skills Evaluation. Course payment will be accepted after you have successfully passed you final exam and skills scenarios. Rec Sports currently accepts cash and check payments. Checks should be made out to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. If you choose to pay in cash please bring the exact amount as we are unable to make change.

A minimum of three participants are required to hold a class. Refunds will be issued if a class is canceled or you may opt to attend the next available class.

If you are registering to be re-certified please bring a copy of your current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate.

Please follow this link to see the Eligibility and Requirements to participate in this class.

If you have any questions about our lifeguarding program please contact the Aquatics Coordinator or the Aquatics Graduate Assistant.