Free lifeguard training course available from Campus Recreation

Sign up now for November class, work for CRC Nov. 29 - Jan. 9

Campus Recreation is offering a free lifeguard training course in November. The free course comes with a commitment to work an average of 15 hours a week at Campus Recreation from Nov. 29 - Jan. 9. 

The American Red Cross lifeguard training class takes place over a period of two weekends. The Lifeguard certification lasts for two years and includes First Aid, CPR and AED.

Attendance in all classes is mandatory. Participants must be at least 16 years old to work for CRC and pass a skills test. These will be scheduled throughout the day on Nov. 2. This class also requires students to complete classroom work online, prior to the first class date.

To register, contact autumn.cleverley@uc.edu.

Free Lifeguard Training Class for individuals who want to work an average of 15 hours at Campus Recreation from Nov. 29 - Jan. 9.
Class date Class time  
Nov. 7 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Nov. 8 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Nov. 14 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Nov. 15 11  a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Skills test includes the ability to: 

  • Swim 300 yards, non-stop, using a combination of freestyle and breaststroke.
  • Tread water for two minutes without using hands.
  • Swim 20 yards to retrieve a 10 pound brick from 13 foot 6 inch section of the pool.  Return back to where you started in 1 minute and 40 seconds while holding the 10 pound brick.