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Lifeguarding

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 spread across three days - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 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. 

Course Offerings and Pricing

All course offerings will have a maximum enrollment of 12 participants.

Course deposits are accepted on the date listed in bold below

Lifeguarding: Full Course 2018 
Class Time: Friday, 6-9 pm + Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
  Register By Prerequisite Skills Evaluation Class Dates
I April 6 April 7 - 9 am April 13, 14, & 15
II May 4 May 5 - 9 am May 11, 12, & 13
III May 25 May 26 - 9 am June 1, 2, & 3
IV June 24 June 23 - 9 am June 29, 30, & July 1
V July 20 July 21 - 9 am July 27, 28, & 29
Lifeguarding: Review Course 2018
Class Time: Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
  Register By Prerequisite Skills Evaluation Class Dates
I March 16 March 17 - 9 am March 24
II April 13 April 14 - 9 am April 21
III May 18 May 19 - 9 am May 26
Course Fees
All courses require a non-refundable $50 deposit
  UL Students Non UL Students
Lifeguarding: Full Course $200 $225
Lifeguarding: Review Course $125 $150

Full Lifeguard Course: for individuals who do not have a lifeguard certification, or those whose certifications are more than 30 days expired.

Review Course: this course will renew your current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross.
*if your certification is more than 30 days expired you must register for the full course.

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Groups must have at least 3 members. Please call for pricing and scheduling.

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.