Loyola University Chicago

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Development

American Red Cross Certification

Spring 2019

The primary purpose of the Lifeguarding program is to train lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. Upon successful completion of this class, you'll receive a 2-year certification.

Dates and Times:
• Pre Class Online Learning: this can be done at your own pace but must be completed before class starts. Most students spend about 7 hours completing this portion. You do have the option to save your progress and log back in later, so you can break this up into segments.
• Friday, April 12th 6-8 pm
• Saturday, April 13th 10 am – 4 pm
*Attendance at all class times are required to complete the certification.

Cost: $150

Prerequisites:
• Must be at least 15 years old on or the day class starts
• Swim 300 yards continuously, 150 yards Freestyle/Front Crawl plus 150 yards Breaststroke
• Tread water for 2 minutes without using hands and arms
• Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 -pound object, surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object, exit the water without using a ladder or steps

To register, stop by the Halas Recreation Center Front Desk any hour the building is open or login to the Campus Recreation Portal.

Questions? Contact Kathryn Thies at kthies@luc.edu