American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses

Become lifeguard certified and receive CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid training. You can then become a lifeguard at the Campus Recreation pools or a local swimming facility. We also offer opportunities for currently certified lifeguards to further develop aquatic skill sets and become Lifeguard Instructors. For those involved or interested in becoming a part of a learn-to-swim program, we occasionally offer Water Safety Instruction courses as well. We are currently offering the following courses this spring.

Registration forms are posted below and available at our Member Services desk. If you have any prospective interest or questions about the courses, please contact Cody Demas.

Registration

Return the form to:

ARC member services
201 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

You may also fax the form to (217) 244-3319.

Lifeguard Training

Blended Learning

Must complete the online portion of class two days prior to classroom meetings. Please allow 6-7 hours to complete online training.

 

Dates and Times:
Thursday, November 30 – Sunday, December 3.

  • Thursday 5-10 PM
  • Friday 5-9 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Lunch breaks will be provided Saturday & Sunday

Prerequisites

Please check that you meet the minimum requirements.

  • At least 15 years old.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously.
  • Starting in the water, 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 and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute 40 seconds.
  • Tread water for two minutes using only your legs.

If you are unable to complete the prerequisites, your fees will be refunded minus a $5 processing fee and a $25 testing fee.

Lifeguard Instructor Course

Dates and Times:
Check back this spring!
*Lunch breaks will be provided Saturday & Sunday

Fee:
$275 (includes all materials and certification fees)

Prerequisites

Please check that you meet the minimum requirements.

  • 17 years of age or older.
  • Hold a current Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate from the American Red Cross or an equivalent certification from another organization.

If you are unable to complete the prerequisites, your fees will be refunded minus a $5 processing fee and a $25 testing fee.

 

Water Safety Instructor Training

Dates and Times:
Check back this spring!
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Lunch breaks will be provided each day

Fee:
$300 (includes all materials and certification fees)

Prerequisites

Please check that you meet the minimum requirements.

  • At least 16 years old.
  • Swim 25 yards of each of the following strokes: frontcrawl, backcrawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke.
  • Swim 15 yards using the butterfly stroke.
  • Float for one (1) minute on back in deep water.
  • Tread water for one (1) minute.

If you are unable to complete the prerequisites, your fees will be refunded minus a $5 processing fee and a $25 testing fee.

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