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Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

All RecWell Lifeguards must be certified through the American Red Cross Lifeguard Program. We offer both Red Cross Lifeguard Review courses for those already certified and the full Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course. 

Prerequisites: 

Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Class Description: 

Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years. 

Lifeguard Certification Course  

This course is for those interested in becoming certified as a lifeguard for the first time. The class is approximately 24 hours spread out over multiple days and includes an online blended learning portion to be done prior to the class start date. 
Cost for Rec-Well Employees - $100.00
Cost for Non-RecWell Employees - $200.00
$100 Refund will be given to class participants who are hired as RecWell Lifeguards after becoming certified! 

Lifeguard Review Course

All participants must be currently certified or within 30 days of their certification expiration date. The course takes approximately 6-8 hours and includes an online blended learning portion to be done prior to the class start date. 
Cost for RecWell Employees - $37.00
Cost for Non-RecWell Employees - $100.00

To register for an upcoming course or for more information about lifeguard courses please email Bryna McElligott, mcel0110@umn.edu.

CPR/AED and First Aid Training

CPR/AED and First Aid Training

We offer CPR/AED and First Aid training through American Red Cross. All classes last up to four hours and cover Adult and Child CPR/SFA.

Classes are offered every month, and the calendar will be updated by the close of the current month for next month.

Please inquire about registering for a certification course at least 5 days in advance. A reply will be sent back within 48 hours

CPR and First Aid training is required for all RecWell employees.

Price

RecWell Employees Free
Non-RecWell Employees $100

 

Registration

 

To register please send a certification email and include your:

  • Full Name
  • Student/Employee ID#
  • Phone Number
  • Recreation and Wellness Employment Status (if applicable)
  • Class Date

Questions? Contact drscerts@umn.edu.

Group Fitness Instructor Training

Group Fitness Instructor Training

February 8th- April 14th
Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6pm

$100 (Includes Prep Course and First Aid/CPR certification but study materials or exam voucher must be purchased separately)

GFit instructor training is an 8-week training program designed to give students the required knowledge and skill sets to help pass the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Exam and safely and effectively lead HIIT group fitness classes at University Recreation and Wellness. 

 

Register Here

 

Personal Training Program

Personal Training Program

February 8th- April 14th
Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5pm

$100 (Includes First Aid/CPR certification but study materials or exam voucher must be purchased separately)

The Personal Training Prep Course is an 8-week training program designed to give students the required knowledge and skill sets to help pass the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Training Exam and safely and effectively lead personal training sessions at a variety of facilities and fitness levels.

 

Register Here

Upcoming CPR / First Aid Training