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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 Melissa Evers - Coordinator, Aquatics & Safety

PLEASE NOTE: Program registration ends one (1) week prior to the start date of each session. Contact Melissa Evers - Coordinator, Aquatics & Safety directly if less than one week prior to class

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Lifeguard Training 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills needed to become a certified lifeguard. First-Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED certifications are also included. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions in order to be certified. Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the course. Prerequisites: Swim 300 yards; Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-lb brick, return to starting point; tread water for 2 minutes without hands.
Employment Incentives: Contact Melissa Evers to find out about becoming a lifeguard at CSU REC. 

Students: $100
Members: $150
Non-Members: $175

September 10-12
Friday, September 10 5p-9p
Saturday, September 11 10a-5p
Sunday, September 12 10a-5p
September 19 - October 17
Sundays 10a-5p
November 5-7
Friday, November 5 5p-9p
Saturday, November 6 10a-5p
Sunday, November 7 10a-5p
November 14 - December 12
Sundays 10a-5p


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