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.
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.
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, [email protected].
CPR/AED and First Aid Training
We offer CPR/AED and First Aid training through American Red Cross (CPR Professional Rescuers Certification). All classes hybrid (part online, part in-person). The in-person component last up to two hours.
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.
To register please send a certification email to [email protected] and include your:
- Full Name
- Student/Employee ID#
- If a Recreation and Wellness employee, please provide:
- Job title
- Manager name
- Class Date
Questions? Contact [email protected]
Group Fitness Instructor Training
Check back in 2022 for class dates
$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.
Personal Training Program
Check back in 2022 for class dates
$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.