COVID-19 Update

UREC is not currently offering Lifeguard courses due to COVID-19. 

Lifeguard Pre-Requisite Test

To be eligible for the Lifeguarding certification class, participants must first take the Pre-Requisite Test. If participants are able to pass the Pre-Requisite Test, they will be able to register for the Lifeguarding certification class on a first come, first serve basis. You must be on time to participate in the Pre-Requisite Test.

The Pre-Requisite Test:

  • Continuously swim for 300 yards; participants must also be proficient in front crawl (using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick) and breaststroke (using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence).
  • Be able to tread water for two minutes without support and without stopping, using only your legs.
  • Retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the pool and swim 20 yards with the brick, without the use of goggles.
  • The 300 yard swim is not timed, but it must be continuous; the brick retrieval and swim must be done within 1 minute 40 seconds.

Pre-requisite classes reserve your spot in the following weekend Lifeguard course!

Lifeguarding Certification

Do you need a Lifeguarding certification? UREC offers certifications through the American Red Cross!

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course will train participants in all the skills and techniques necessary to become a professional lifeguard. This training course is intended for those who are seeking a certification for the first time or those who are renewing their certification.

There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. The class covers equipment based rescues, spinal injury management and post-rescue care. Participants will also learn how to interact with the public. This class includes first aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Registrants must take and pass the Lifeguard pre-requisite course that is offered for this lifegaurding class before registering for this program.

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