AMERICAN RED CROSS

Lifeguarding Courses

Our Aquatics Program offers a variety of options for certifying as a lifeguard! 

Course Prerequisites:

  • At least 15 years of age by the end of the training.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Students may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Students should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Complete timed events, without goggles, within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    -Starting in the water, swim 20 yards with face in the water.
    -Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. brick and return to the surface.  
    -Swim, on the surface, 20 yards on the back to the starting point with both hands holding the brick and keeping the face at the surface to breathe.
    -Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

All UNC Aquatics programs are open to UNC faculty, staff, their families, and the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community.  If you are a member of the university community, you can use your ONYEN to login and register.  If you do not have an ONYEN, please email uncaquatics@unc.edu with the full name and birth date of the participant.  A login and password will be created for you to access the registration software. 

 

 

 

Course Offerings 

 

Blended Learning Lifeguarding r. 2017

The American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding course utilizes online modules, classroom lectures, and in-water practice to teach candidates the skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This includes land and water skills, as well as first aid and CPR.

Criteria for certification:

  1. Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
  2. Complete all eLearning units prior the in-person sessions.
  3. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  4. Demonstrate competency in a required final rescue skill scenarios.
  5. Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Administering Emergency Oxygen final written exams with an 80 percent or better.

Cost:

$200

Sessions:

  • February 16-18, 2018
  • February 23-25, 2018
  • March 23-25, 2018
  • April 6-8, 2018
  • April 13-15, 2018

Schedule:

  • Friday, 5:15pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday, 12:00pm-7:00pm

*time for lunch on Saturday will be built into the class schedule

Course Length:

  • eLearning Time: 7 hours
  • In-Person Time: 19 hours, 55 minutes

 

Lifeguarding Review Sessions r.2017

The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations.  To participate in a review course, individuals must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate or an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate expired by no more than 30 days.

Criteria for certification:

  1. Attend and participate in all class sessions. 
  2. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities. 
  3. Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  4. Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid, and Lifeguarding final written exams with an 80 percent or better.

Price:

$135

Sessions: 

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018

Class Schedule: 

  • 9:00am-8:00pm

Course Length:

  • Classroom and pool time- 9 hours, 40 minutes

 

 

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