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Lifeguard Training
Updated 3/21/14

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

  • Dates: January 18–19 (Registration deadline: Sunday, January 12, 4:30pm)
  • Days/Times: Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday 1pm–5pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Sunday, January 12, 4:30–5:30pm
  • Cost: $65 (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross) 

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Class 2: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: January 24–26 (Registration deadline: Sunday, January 12, 4:30pm)
  • Days/Times: Friday 5–10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Sunday, January 12, 4:30–5:30pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

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Class 3: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: March 3–14 (Registration deadline: Thursday, February 20)
  • Days/Times: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5–9pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, February 21, 7–8pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

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Class 4: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: March 28–30 (Registration deadline: Thursday, March 13)
  • Days/Times: Friday 5–10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, March 14, 7–8pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

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Class 5: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: March 31–April 11 (Registration deadline: Thursday, March 20)
  • Days/Times: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5–9pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, March 21, 7–8pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

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Class 6: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: April 25–27 (Registration deadline: Thursday, April 10)
  • Days/Times: Friday 5–10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9a–6pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, April 11, 7–8pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross)

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Class 7: Lifeguarding

  • Dates: May 2–4 (Registration deadline: Thursday, April 17)
  • Days/Times: Friday 5–10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm
  • Required Pre-course Skills Test: Friday, April 18, 7–8pm
  • Cost: $90 Purdue Students/$120 Non-students (plus an additional $35 to the American Red Cross) 

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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)

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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)

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