American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

The Aquatics Program offers students, faculty and staff, and the community the opportunity to enroll in certification classes. The classes are held at the Leach Center and are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.

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Lifeguard Training Course

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program provides participants the skills, knowledge, and certifications needed to work as a professional lifeguard.

Prerequisites demonstrated on 1st day of course include:

  • 15 years of age
  • 300 yard swim using freestyle or breastroke (not timed, but must be continuos).
    • Goggles are allowed.
  • Ability to recover a 10-pound brick from a depth of 12 feet and swim 20 yards with the brick held in both hands while keeping your face above water. Participants must exit the pool without using stairs or a ladder in 1:40. Time stops when the participant has exited and is standing on the pool deck.
    • Goggles are not allowed during this skill.
  • 2 minute tread with hands in armpits

Fall 2017  Schedule and Pricing:

  • Session 1- September 28th - October 1st
    • Thursday, 28th 5pm-10pm
    • Friday, 29th 5pm-9pm
    • Saturday, 30th 2pm-8pm
    • Sunday, 1st 9:15am-2pm
  • Session 2- October, 5th - November 2nd
    • Thursday, October 5th,12th, 19th, 26th; 5pm-10pm
    • Thursday, November 2nd; 5pm-10pm 
  • Prices:
    • Currently enrolled Students: $150
    • Non-FSU Students:$180
    • Partial refund of $60 if unable to complete prerequisites

Lifeguarding Recertification Review Course

Open only to currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguards with an approaching expiration date. Lifeguards will be asked to perform the above mentioned Lifeguarding Prerequisites and will practice all skills learned in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program. The written test is the same as the original course.

  • Prices:
    • Currently enrolled Students: $85
    • Non-FSU Students:$95