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Rec Sports
Instructor Courses
Updated 5/6/14

Lifeguard Instructor

The Lifeguard Instructor course incorporates online and classroom components that focus on knowledge, administration, teaching, and evaluating skills for success in teaching the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class.

Class 1:

  • Dates: February 21–23 (Registration deadline: Feb. 7)
  • Days/Times: Friday 5–10p, Saturday and Sunday 9a–6p
  • Cost: $95 Purdue Students/$160 Non-Students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

Class 2:

  • Dates: April 18–20 (Registration deadline: April 4)
  • Days/Times: Friday 5–10p, Saturday and Sunday 9a–6p
  • Cost: $95 Purdue Students/$160 Non-Students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

Class 3:

  • Dates: May 19–21 (Registration deadline: May 16)
  • Days/Times: Monday & Tuesday 8a–6p, Wednesday 8a–12p
  • Cost: $95 Purdue Students/$160 Non-Students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

Water Safety Instructor

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to plan, prepare, and teach the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. The course focuses on teaching concepts, strategies, best practice steps and progressions, along with tips to ensure participant’s success.

  • Dates: January 28–February 27 (Registration deadline: Jan. 24)
  • Days/Times: Tuesday/Thursday 6–9p
  • Cost: $135 Purdue Students/$175 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)