Lifeguard Instructor Certification

General Information

This course fulfills certification requirements for the American Red Cross lifeguarding instructor course.  The classes will be held at the  Lancaster Aquatic Center Pool at 416 Complex Drive on the University of Kentucky campus. Additional questions you may have should email to

Students who successfully complete the prerequisite skills test must attend and participate in all subsequent sessions‚ which include classroom work and skills practice. To complete the course requirements and receive a completion certificate, instructor candidates must proficiently demonstrate all required skills in the precourse session without any coaching or assistance. Meeting an objective of a skill does not demonstrate instructor-level skill proficiency.

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

Class requirements

Additional Information