Aquatics Safety Training

Lifeguard Training

For additional information about upcoming schedules contact Aquatics Coordinator - Brooke Alford at


May Semester 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding (Blended Learning Format)

This course is designed to teach skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must successfully pass a precourse swim exam, skills check, and written exams to obtain certification (Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR for Professional Rescuer, current for 2 years). Participants MUST attend all class dates of a session. 


  • 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.

Course Dates (Must attend all): 

  • Monday, May 14; 5 - 9 pm 
  • Tuesday, May 15; 5 - 9 pm
  • Wednesday, May 16; 5 - 9 pm
  • Thursday, May 17; 5 - 9 pm
  • Friday, May 18; 5 - 9pm

Friday, May 11th at 4:45 p.m.
**Employment Refund: If after gaining your Lifeguard certification you gain employment with Rec Sports, Aquatics Department, and are employed through August 1, 2018 you could qualify for a partial refund. For more information or questions please contact Brooke Alford

Course Price: $185 student  

*Please sign up in person for price above.*


Summer Safety Classes 

CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuer

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers course is designed to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

Course Dates: 

  • June 9, 10am - 5pm
  • July 14, 10am - 5pm
  • August 8, 10am - 5pm

Course Price: $65 rec sport student staff - $75 student - $85 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $95 community


Review: CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers 

The review course provides instruction for those who have a current or recently expired certification. Instruction is provided as a review before participants are tested. To be eligible to participate in a review course, a participant must possess a certificate in the same course that is current or expired for no more than 30 days. Upon successful completion of the review course, the participant receives a certificate that is valid for 2 years from date of completion of the review course.

Course Dates: ​

  • June 10, 2 - 6pm
  • July 15, 2 - 6pm
  • August 5, 2 - 6 pm

Course Price: $50 rec sport student staff - $60 student/faculty/staff/dependent - $70 alumni - $80 community


Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED with First Aid (Lay Responder)

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 Dates: ​

  • June 4, 4 - 9pm
  • July 10, 4 - 9pm
  • July 18, 4 - 9pm
  • August 8, 4 - 9pm

Course Price:  $55student/faculty/staff/dependent - $65 alumni - $85 community

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Pre-registration is required for all classes and closes 3 business days before the class is scheduled to begin.   

To receive the lower prices offered for Student, Faculty/Staff, or Alumni – the participant must hold a current Ramsey membership at time of registration and through the duration of the program being offered. If a participant does not have a current membership, s/he may still register at the community/non-member price

For questions about the Safety Training Courses, contact Brooke Alford, Coordinator for Aquatics, at