Cleveland State University

Aquatic Safety Certification

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We offer a wide selection of classes in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding. Classes are taught by experienced American Red Cross Instructors. These classes are great for teachers, coaches, health care providers, day care providers, social workers, security personnel and anyone who would like to be able to offer knowledgeable care in the case of an emergency. If these classes do not fit into your schedule we can arrange private certification training for individuals for most of our classes. If you would like training for a group contact the Rec Center at 216-802-3200 or email at recreation@csuohio.edu to make arrangements for a customized program for your group.

Spring Schedule | Policies

 

Class Changes

New Blended Learning Lifeguarding Class:
Pre-test Saturday Oct 19th 2-4pm
Class sessions Mon & Thurs Oct 21, 24, 28, Nov 4, 7, 11 6-9pm
Members $180 Non-Members $215
Registration ends October 12th

Class Descriptions for Safety Classes

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The NEW UPDATED LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAM includes comprehensive training in water rescues, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and first aid skills. The course will incorporate a blended learning format with online work, classroom and water activities. Participants will learn to recognize and respond effectively to emergencies, as well as how to prevent drowning and injuries. Taught by certified instructors following American Red Cross curriculum. All American Red Cross Certifications are now valid for 2 years from the date of the class.

  • M: $180
  • NM: $215

Training to become an instructor for Lifeguard Training. The NEW UPDATED LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAM includes comprehensive training in water rescues, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and first aid skills. The course will incorporate a blended learning format with online work, classroom and water activities. Participants will learn to recognize and respond effectively to emergencies, as well as how to prevent drowning and injuries. Taught by certified instructors following American Red Cross curriculum. All American Red Cross Certifications are now valid for 2 years from the date of the class.

  • M: $210
  • NM: $235

A 7-hour review of Lifeguarding knowledge and skills. The new materials from the updated American Red Cross Lifeguard Training 2012 Program will be introduced. Passing the final written and skills test with an 80% or better will recertify the participant in Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Participants must supply their own breathing barrier (facemask) for the CPR skills review and testing. These can be purchased at the Pro Shop for $12 if needed. A study guide will be emailed to participants who are registered and provide an email, on the Thursday prior to the scheduled class. All American Red Cross certifications are now valid for 2 years from the day of the class. Certificates will be emailed in a PDF format 1 - 2 weeks after the conclusion of the class.

  • M: $65
  • NM: $75

Training for Instructor candidates to organize and conduct American Red Cross courses in water safety including Learn to Swim, Parent & Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations. Participants must be 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled class. The participants must be able to perform the Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, Sidestroke and Butterfly at Level 4 standards. They must also be able to float on their back for 1 minute and tread water for 1 minute.

  • M: $210
  • NM: $235
SCUBA

Buckeye Diving School conducts this certification program. You will receive the tools and training with classroom and in water instruction for the first part of you SSI (SCUBA Schools International) open water diving certification. The second part of your certification will involve 4 open water dives which will be scheduled after the class begins. For additional information and to register call Buckeye Diving School at 440-439-3677 www.buckeyediving.com.

REGISTRATION

    Registration can occur in person at the Main Welcome Desk in Recreation Center or by phone with a credit card.
    No refunds for cancellation by participants.
    Full refunds for any programs canceled by Campus Recreation Services.