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Become an Aquatics Expert at CSU|REC!

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No matter the reason, we can get you certified and ready for Lifeguarding, Swim Instruction, or even Operating a Pool! For questions or more information, please contact Griffin Manning - Graduate Supervisor, Aquatics & Safety

PLEASE NOTE: Program registration ends one (1) week prior to the start date of each session. 

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Lifeguard Training 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Become a lifeguard, recertify, or step up your aquatics game by becoming a Lifeguard Instructor!

Pre-Requisites for Lifeguard Training

  • Swim 300 yards continuously, using front crawl and breaststroke.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without hands.
  • Swim 20 yards, submerge to 6-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to starting point, and exit pool in less that 1 minute 4 seconds.

Lifeguard, Lifeguard Review, and Lifeguard Instructor courses are also offered as private classes for groups. Contact us today to find out more about these options!

Lifeguard Course Schedule
Course Days/Times
Lifeguard Review/Recertification Sunday, February 20; 10a-4p
Lifeguard Review/Recertification Saturday, March 12;10a-4p
Lifeguard Instructor Trainer Academy  March 22-25
Lifeguard Training Friday, March 25; 5p-9p
Saturday, March 26; 9:30a-5p
Sunday, March 27; 9:30a-5p
Lifeguard Review/Recertification Sunday, April 3; 10a-4p
Lifeguard Training Mondays & Wednesdays
April 11 – April 27
Lifeguard Training Tuesdays & Thursdays
May 17 – June 2
Lifeguard Review/Recertification Saturday, May 28; 10a-4p


Course Fees*      
Course Students Members Non-Members
Lifeguard Training $100 $150 $175
Lifeguard Review/Recertification $60 $75 $100
Lifeguard Instructor $215 $225 $245
Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review $20 $30 $40
Lifeguard Instructor Trainer Academy Please visit your ARC Learning Center for details & registration


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Due to University and Recreation Center COVID-19 operating guidelines, only select programs are being offered at this time.