Lifeguard Training

  • Available for currently enrolled UT students, RecSports members and non-members.
  • All classes take place in Gregory Gym and/or the Gregory Gym Natatorium. Location and parking details
  • Participants must be 15 years or older on the first day of the course in order to participate and be certified. 
  • Upon successful completion of all courses, an American Red Cross® certification will be issued. All certifications are valid for two years. 

American Red Cross® Lifeguard Training Skills Test
$20

To register for the Lifeguard Training course you must have completed and passed one of the following Lifeguard Training Skills Tests. The Skills Test includes successful completion of the following:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously (not timed).
  • Must be proficient in and demonstrate front crawl, breaststroke and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for two continuous minutes without support and using legs only.
  • Retrieve a 10lb. brick from the bottom of the pool and then swim 20 yards with the brick (without goggles) in under 100 seconds.
  • No refunds or transfers for participants who do not pass a skills test or who fail to attend the session for which they registered. 
Fall 2019 Schedule
Days Dates Time Location
Tuesday

9/3

6:00pm-7:00pm Indoor Lap Pool
Wednesday 9/4 6:00pm-7:00pm Indoor Lap Pool
Wednesday 9/11 6:00pm-7:00pm Indoor Lap Pool
Thursday 9/12 6:00pm-7:00pm Indoor Lap Pool
Monday 9/16 6:00pm-7:00pm Indoor Lap Pool
Tuesday 9/17 6:00pm-7:00pm Indoor Lap Pool

American Red Cross® Lifeguard Training
$175
  • Receive classroom learning and hands-on practice as you train to become a lifeguard. Course elements include water and land rescue skills, first aid for injuries and sudden illnesses, spinal injury management, swimmer and facility surveillance and CPR/AED and emergency care.
  • Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications are valid for two years.
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of the Lifeguard Training Skills Test.
  • Participants must attend all 3 of the sessions within each class.
Fall 2019 Schedule

Session 1

Days Dates Time
Friday

9/20

5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9/21 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 9/28 10:00am-6:00pm

Session 2

Days Dates Time
Friday

9/20

5:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday 9/22 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 9/29 10:00am-6:00pm