Lifeguard training available at UC

Free class available for those who want to work for Campus Recreation

Registration is now open for a free lifeguarding class at Campus Recreation. 

The American Red Cross lifeguard training class is being offered over two weekends in April. The class will certify successful participants in First Aid, Lifeguard, CPR and AED use for two years.

Attendance in all classes is mandatory. Participants must be at least 16 years old by the last day of class. The class is free for individuals who want to work at CRC over the summer.

To register, email autumn.cleverley@uc.edu to sign up for a pre-skills assessment on April 1. Appointment times will be scheduled throughout the day.

Free lifeguard training class for individuals who want to work an average of 15 hours at Campus Recreation for the entire 2021 summer season
Class date  Class time   
April 9 5:30 - 8 p.m.  
April 10 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
April 11 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
April 16 5:30 - 8 p.m.  
April 17 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
April 18 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 water 13 ft, 6 in section of the pool.  While swimming on your back and holding the brick with both hands, return to where you started and climb out of the pool in 1 minute and 40 seconds.