American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide.
There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $280. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.



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- Location: NCRB Pool
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide.
Please note that the following swim test must be passed on the first day in order to continue in the course:
1. 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke
2. 2-minute tread using legs only
3. Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 7 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds
**There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $280. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.
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- Location: TBA
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide.
Please note that the following swim test must be passed on the first day in order to continue in the course:
1. 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke
2. 2-minute tread using legs only
3. Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 7 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds
**There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $280. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.

The course will include the following sessions and ALL must be completed in order to acquire the certification:
Friday, April 7th -- 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 8th -- 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 9th -- 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Available Seats 12
- Location: CCRB
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide.
Please note that the following swim test must be passed on the first day in order to continue in the course:
1. 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke
2. 2-minute tread using legs only
3. Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 7 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds
**There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $280. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.

Mandatory training dates, must attend ALL sessions:
Friday, January 12th --- 5:30 PM-10:30 PM
Saturday, January 13th --- 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, January 14th --- 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Monday, January 15th --- 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Available Seats 12
- Location: CCRB
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide.
Please note that the following swim test must be passed on the first day in order to continue in the course:
1. 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke
2. 2-minute tread using legs only
3. Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 7 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds
**There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $280. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.

Mandatory training dates, must attend ALL sessions:
Friday, April 6th --- 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saturday, April 7th --- 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday, April 8th --- 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
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Available Seats 12
- Location: CCRB
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide.
Please note that the following swim test must be passed on the first day in order to continue in the course:
1. 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke
2. 2-minute tread using legs only
3. Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 7 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds
**There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $280. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.

Mandatory training dates, must attend ALL sessions:
Friday, May 4th --- 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saturday, May 5th --- 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday, May 6th --- 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
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For questions or more information contact: cjendryk@umich.edu
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