AMERICAN RED CROSS SAFETY CLASSES

If you have questions regarding the classes listed below, please contact Paige McDaniel, Coordinator for Aquatics, at spmcdaniel@uga.edu

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Blended Learning CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers course is to instruct those who have a duty to act (professional rescuers) in the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest. The blended learning option combines online learning with in-person skill sessions conducted by a Red Cross-certified instructor. Participants in blended learning courses acquire the same knowledge and skills as those in traditional classroom training courses.

Course Date OptionsCourse Price
Thurs. 06/02 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.$95 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$105 UGA Affiliation

$115 Non-UGA Affiliation
Mon. 06/06 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.$95 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$105 UGA Affiliation

$115 Non-UGA Affiliation
Thurs. 06/30 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.$95 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$105 UGA Affiliation

$115 Non-UGA Affiliation
Mon. 07/11 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.$95 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$105 UGA Affiliation

$115 Non-UGA Affiliation
Thurs 07/28 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.$95 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$105 UGA Affiliation

$115 Non-UGA Affiliation

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For these classes, you will need to complete all online materials prior to attending the in-class session. All participants must bring their certificate of completion to the in-person class. This class will meet in room 119 of the Ramsey Student Center.  Must be a Ramsey member to receive the discounted prices.

This course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing emergencies, perform CPR and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive American Red Cross certifications in adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid, valid for two years.

Course Date OptionsCourse Price
Tues. 06/21 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.$85 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$95 UGA Affiliation

$105 Non-UGA Affiliation
Wed. 07/20 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.$85 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$95 UGA Affiliation

$105 Non-UGA Affiliation

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This class will meet in classroom 119 of the Ramsey Student Center. Participants are asked to bring a notepad.  Must be a Ramsey Member to receive the discounted prices.

Interested in learning lifesaving skills to respond to emergencies in, on, and around the water? Looking to obtain a Lifeguarding certification to meet workplace/job requirements as a Lifeguard, camp counselor, coach, or other aquatics professional? Our American Red Cross Lifeguarding course will train Lifeguarding candidates in water rescues in water up to 9ft in depth, in addition to first aid, CPR, and AED skills. This course will give you a Lifeguarding certification from a nationally accredited organization, and give you the knowledge and skills to perform life-saving skills in an aquatics environment.

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Blended 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. This program offers a choice of Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

Participants must successfully pass a pre-course swim exam, skills check and written exams to obtain certification. This certification is good for two years from the date of the class. Participants must attend the entirety of the class in order to be eligible for certification.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of 15 years old
  • 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
  • Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping
  • Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 – 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.

For the class you will need the following items: swim suit, towel, goggles (if preferred) and notepad. Participants must complete all portions of the online material prior to meeting for the in-person skills sessions. Participants must bring their certificates of completion to the first day of class. Class will always meet in classroom 119, right off the pool deck.

Interested in obtaining your Lifeguarding certification to work as an Aquatics Lifeguard with UGA Rec Sports? Please reach out to our Aquatics Coordinator at spmcdaniel@uga.edu.

SessionCourse Date(s)Pricing
1Sat. 05/21 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun. 05/22 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$210 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$220 UGA Affiliation

$270 Non-UGA Affiliation
2Sat. 06/11 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun. 06/12 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$210 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$220 UGA Affiliation

$270 Non-UGA Affiliation
3Mon. 07/11 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues. 07/12 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed. 07/13 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$210 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$220 UGA Affiliation

$270 Non-UGA Affiliation
4Sat. 07/23 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun. 07/24 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$210 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$220 UGA Affiliation

$270 Non-UGA Affiliation

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*Must be a Ramsey Member to receive the discounted prices

Already have a Lifeguarding certification that is nearing its expiration date? Have a Lifeguarding certification through a nationally accredited institution and looking to become certified through the American Red Cross? Our Lifeguarding Review course will re-certify Lifeguarding candidates for another 2 years in Lifeguarding with First Aid/CPR/AED, and also serves as a bridge into the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program if you are currently certified in one of the following: Ellis & Associates, StarGuard, or YMCA. 

The review course includes an online learning module in addition to an in-person skills review and polish session. At the end of the course, students will complete examinations in Lifeguarding and First Aid/CPR/AED.

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. The responsibility for preparing for the final written exam is shared by the instructor and the participant. Individuals with a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate must successfully complete the review course to earn recertification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. Current certifications may be no more than 30 days past the expiration date for an individual to qualify for a review course.

Prerequisites:

  • 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
  • Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping
  • Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 – 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.

For the class you will need: a swim suit, towel, googles (if desired) and notepad. All participants must complete the online learning portion prior to the in-person skills review. All participants must bring their certificate of completion with to the course meeting date/time. Class will meet in classroom 119, right off the pool deck.

SessionCourse DatesPricing
1Sat. 05/28 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.$100 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$115 UGA Affiliation

$135 Non-UGA Affiliation
2Sat. 06/18 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.$100 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$115 UGA Affiliation

$135 Non-UGA Affiliation
3Sat. 07/16 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.$100 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$115 UGA Affiliation

$135 Non-UGA Affiliation

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*Must be a Ramsey Member to receive the discounted prices

Interested in expanding your knowledge and skills of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program? Want to take the next step in your Aquatics career and have the skills and resources to train and certify Lifeguards? Our Lifeguarding Instructor course will refine your skills to instructor-level competencies, and set you up to teach American Red Cross courses through a Licensed Training Provider (LTP)/Authorized Provider (AP). 

The purpose of this course is to prepare Lifeguarding Instructor candidates to teach the following American Red Cross courses: Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. This certification is good for 2 years, and Instructors will have options to bridge to teach other courses through the American Red Cross. 

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of of 17 years old
  • Possess a current Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and complete the pre-course session

For the class you will need: a swim suit, towel, googles (if desired) and notepad. All participants must complete the online learning portion prior to the in-person skills review. All participants must bring their certificate of completion with to the course meeting date/time. Class will meet in classroom 119, right off the pool deck.

SessionCourse DatesPricing
1Mon. 07/18 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tues. 07/19 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed. 07/20 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thurs. 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$290 Student/Faculty/Staff (fees paid)

$320 UGA Affiliate

$350 Non-UGA Affiliate

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*Must be a Ramsey Member to receive the discounted prices