Safety Certifications

All aquatics certifications are taught by American Red Cross-certified instruc-tors. Please note that participation in a certification class does not guarantee certification. All skills related to the certification must be properly demonstrated (as defined by course outline) in order to receive certification. Participants must successfully complete all skills and score an 80% or better on each written test in order to be certified. Certificates will be emailed as a PDF from the American Red Cross within 10 days of completion of the class. Class will start promptly at the designated time. Participants who are more than 10 minutes late will not be permitted to enter the class.

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First Aid/CPR/AED

  • Dates and Times: All classes are 12 - 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 24    
    • Saturday, Oct. 22
    • Saturday, Nov. 5
    • Saturday, Dec. 3
  • Cost:
    • Student: $70
    • Member: $75
    • Non-member: $85

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Participation in the course does not guarantee certification. 

  • Dates and Times: All classes are from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 25
    • Sunday, Oct.  23
    • Sunday, Nov. 6
    • Sunday, Dec. 4
  • Cost:
    • Student: $75
    • Member: $80
    • Non-member: $90

Lifeguarding

This course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguarding/First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration and Preventing Disease Transmission.

  • Prerequisites:
    • Continuous 300-yard swim. The test must be done in the following order: 100-yard front crawl, 100-yard breast stroke, 100-yards either front crawl or breaststroke.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 - 10 feet, retrieve 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1minute, 40 seconds.
  • Dates and Times: 
    • Session #1: Friday, Sept. 2 - Monday, Sept. 5
      • Friday: 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday/Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Session #2: Friday, Nov. 18 - Sunday, Nov. 20
      • Friday: 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Student: $190
    • Member: $215
    • Non-member: $240

If you are interested in being a Lifeguard Instructor or Water Safety Instructor, please contact Chris Baker at cbaker5@kent.edu.