Lifeguard Instructor Certification

General Information

This course fulfills certification requirements for American Red Cross lifeguarding instructor course.  The classes will be held at the  Lancaster Aquatic Center Pool located 416 Complex Drive on the University of Kentucky campus. Additional questions you may have should be directed to our Memership Sales desk (859) 257–7940, or email uky.lgi@gmail.com.

Registration will close on the day prior to the start day of class.

Course Cost: $215.00 for UK Affiliates / $235.00 for non UK Affiliates

*Books will be provided for the course. Participants can download the material from the Red Cross website at no cost.

Pre–requisites:

  1. Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification.
  2. Must complete ONLINE course work prior to first day of class.  Online blended learning course work will require 3-5 hours and must be completed prior to attending course at Lancaster Aquatic Center.  An email with a link will be provided to you after you have registered for Lifeguard Instructor certification.
  3. Must successfully perform skills test first day of class:
  • Swim 300 yards continuously of either breaststroke or freestyle NO TIME REQUIREMENT.
  • Start in the water‚ swim 20yds using front crawl or breaststroke‚ surface dive 7-10 feet‚ retrieve a 10 pound object‚ return to the surface‚ swim 20 yds back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps‚ within the time frame of 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Students who successfully complete the pre–requisite skills test are required to attend and participate in all subsequent sessions‚ which include classroom work and skills practice. To receive certification‚ students must satisfactorily perform all CPR‚ first aid‚ and water rescue skills‚ and pass two 50 question multiple choice written tests with at least an 80% average on each. Upon successful completion of the course‚ students will be certified in Lifeguard Training‚ Community First Aid and Safety‚ and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Refunds will only be issued if the student does not pass the pre–course‚ or the class is cancelled. There will be a refund check issued after 20 days.

Registration and Enrollment:

Enrollment in each class is limited to the first 10 paid participants (minimum of 3 participants to host a course /maximum of 10). *Additional classes will be added to the schedule, based on demand.
Please register early for our classes. Registration will close on the day prior to the start day of class. To host a course we must have three participants. 
You can register online if you have a UK LINKBlue account. Please click on Aquatic Programs and log in! To register for a class via mail: clip and send the registration slip below and the Waiver Form‚ along with a check or money order payable to University of Kentucky‚ to:

Lifeguarding
University of Kentucky
Lancaster Aquatic Center
416 Complex Drive
Lexington‚ KY 40506–0219

Class Information:
Thursday 9/6: 5:45pm-8:00pm
Friday 9/7: 5:45pm-8:00pm
Saturday 9/8: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday 9/9: 9:00am-5:00pm

 

All participants must possess a current ARC Lifeguard Certification to participate in this course. There is a required pre-course online blended learning component.

Please call 257-7940 or email for waiting list information

Please meet in the lobby of the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the first day of class.

  • Parking: There is no free parking on UK campus for weekdays, Monday - Friday. Use Parking Structure #7, located on Sports Center Drive, $2/hour during weekdays. On Saturday and Sunday, use Parking Structure #1, near the VA Medical Center, located at the corner of University Drive and Hospital Drive. This parking structure is FREE on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. DO NOT PARK ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE AT ANY TIME, this is restricted to UK Parking pass holders.  DO NOT PARK on COMPLEX DRIVE, this is restricted to UK Residence Hall students.

Please print & mail this section with payment. Be sure to open, print, and sign the Waiver Form and mail it along with the following section.
Please PRINT

Name of Participant:

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Name of UK Affiliate if applicable:

__________________________________UKID#_________________________

Address:

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City/State/Zip Code:

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Phone:

_________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth:

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Email- PLEASE PRINT:

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Emergency Contact PLEASE PRINT

Name:_________________________________ Phone:____________________

 

I have enclosed a check payable to University of Kentucky. Please enroll me in the Lifeguard Instructor Training Course selected below:

Please List One:

 

LGI Full Course ___$215 (UK Affiliate) or $235 (non UK Affiliate)