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Lifeguard Training
Updated 6/3/14

Lifeguard Training

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class provides entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness.

This class is a blended learning class that requires a pre-course skills test as well as both online learning and on-site learning. 

Class 8: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: May 12–23 (Registration deadline: Thursday, May 1)
  • Days/Times: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5–9pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, May 2, 7–8pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

Class 9: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: May 30–June 1 (Registration deadline: Thursday, May 15)
  • Days/Times: Friday 5–10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, May 16, 7–8pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

Class 10: Review Class only (must be currently certified in Lifeguarding)

  • Dates: May 17(Registration deadline: Thursday, May 15, 4:30pm)
  • Days/Times: Saturday 8am–5pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, May 16, 5:00–5:30pm
  • Cost: $65 (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

​CLASS 11: LIFEGUARDING

  • Dates: June 20–22 (Registration deadline: Thursday, June 19, 4:30pm)
  • Days/Times: Fri 5pm–9pm, Sat & Sun  9am–6pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Monday, June 16, 5:00–5:30pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue, $120 Public (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

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