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 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 

Lifeguarding r.2017

The primary purpose of the America Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Criteria for certification:

To successfully complete a course in the Lifeguarding program courses, the participant must:

  1. Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  2. Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during scenarios.
  3. Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
  4. Pass the final skills scenarios.
  5. Successfully pass final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

Price:

$250

Sessions: 

  • June 16-18
  • July 21-23

Class Schedule:

  • Friday 5:15-11 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday 12-9 p.m.
    *break for meals are included in these times

Course Length:

27 hours, 25 minutes

 

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:

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

Cost:

$250

Sessions:

TBA

Schedule:

TBA

Course Length:

TBA

 

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% or better.

Price:

$135

Sessions: 

  • Friday, June 16

Class Schedule: 

  • 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Course Length:

  • Classroom and pool time- 9 hours, 40 minutes

 

 

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