Lifeguarding

General Information

This course fulfills certification requirements for life guarding at most private and public swimming pools in the United States. Below is a listing for classes being offered by the Lancaster Aquatic Center. The classes will be held at the Seaton Center/LAC Pool located on the corner of University and Complex Drives on the University of Kentucky campus. Additional questions you may have should be directed to Austin (859) 257–7940, or email ukaquatics@gmail.com.
Registration will close on Thursday prior to the start day of class.

Course Cost: $250.00 for UK Affiliates / $270.00 for non UK Affiliates

*Books will be provided for the course; however, if a participant wishes to keep the book they must purchase one for an additional $40 dollars. 

Pre–requisites:

  1. Must be at least 15 years of age by the end of the class.
  2. Must complete Course Application (below) and Waiver Form and mail to:
    Lifeguarding
    University of Kentucky
    Lancaster Aquatic Center
    416 Complex Drive
    Lexington‚ KY 40506–0219
  3. Must successfully perform skills test first day of class:
    • Swim 300yds continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
      1. 100yds of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front.
      2. 100yds breast stroke using a pull‚ breath‚ kick and glide sequence.
      3. 100yds of either front crawl or breast stroke. The 100yds may be a combination of front crawl or breast stroke . (NO TIME REQUIREMENT)
    • Start in the water‚ swim 20yds using front crawl or breast stroke‚ 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.

Enrollment in each class is limited to the first 15 paid participants (minimum of 3 participants to host a course /maximum of 15). *Additional classes will be added to the schedule, based on demand.

To register for a class‚ 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:

Please register early for our classes. Registration will close on Thursday prior to the start day of class. To host a course we must have three participants. 

 2014 Spring Course Listings 


2014 Spring Review Course Listing 

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.Additional Information

  • 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 at Cooper Drive. This parking structure is FREE on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. DO NOT PARK ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE AT ANY TIME.

Clip and mail this section with payment. Be sure to open, print, and sign the Waiver Formand mail it along with the following section.

Name: _________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code: _________________________________________________________________
Phone: _________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth: _________________________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Name:_________________________________ Phone:____________________
 
I have enclosed a check payable to University of Kentucky. Please enroll me in the Lifeguard Training Course selected below:
Please List One:
 

Class 2014 Spring , $250 (UK Affiliate) or $270 (non UK Affiliate)

Class 2014 Spring Review Course $110 (UK Affiliate) & $130 (non UK Affiliate)