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American Red Cross Aquatic Certifications

We offer American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor courses in a blended learning format, which combines an online portion with an in-person session to practice skills and demonstrate competency.

General Information

All in-person skills sessions are led by a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor or WSI Instructor.  Participants must complete the online portion in advance, as they will practice and demonstrate the skills learned. Participants must attend all dates in the skills session. No exceptions or make-up classes are allowed. 

Upon successful completion, all certifications are good for two years. 

In-person sessions are held at the 新澳门六合彩开奖记录 Student Recreation Center at 51 Jaguar Blvd, Mobile, AL. The building is #12 on the campus map.

Our courses are open to 新澳门六合彩开奖记录 students, SRC members, and the general public. 

Contact 251-460-6460 or aquatics@southalabama.edu for more information. 

Course Prerequisites

All participants must pass the course prerequisites prior to registering. Participants should email aquatics@southalabama.edu to sign up for one of the following dates to demonstrate the prerequisites: 

Fall 2023

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
  • August 1, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 for the August 25-27 course
  • August 29, 31, September 5, 7, 12, 14 for the September 15-17 course 

Registration and Refunds

Upcoming course dates and registration can be found at our . Payment is due in full at the time of registration. There are no refunds for lifeguarding and WSI courses. 

Participants who cannot attend all or part of their registered course may transfer to another course within one year based on space availability.  To reschedule, email aquatics@southalabama.edu a minimum of two weeks prior to a new course start date with a request to attend; no spot will be automatically held. 

If you have trouble using our portal, we will be happy to meet you at the front desk of the Student Recreation Center to help you register and pay. Please email aquatics@southalabama.edu to set up an appointment. Per university policy, we are unable to take credit card payments over the phone.

Waiver

All certification participants must digitally sign . The waiver is good for one year and must be on file before the start of a certification course. If under the age of nineteen (19), member(s) and guardian(s) must sign this agreement. 

Course Descriptions

鈻   Lifeguard Certification

This course provides entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies and provide care until emergency medical services arrive and take over.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 15 years old by the end of the course
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for two (2) minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit water without using a ladder or steps.

Course Content: 

  • Lifeguard skills
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
鈻   Lifeguard Recertification

The American Red Cross allows currently certified lifeguards and those who have expired by no more than 30 days to recertify.  Must provide proof of valid Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid certification. If your certification has expired by more than 30 days you must take the full course.

Prerequisites: 

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for two (2) minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit water without using a ladder or steps.

Course Content: 

  • Lifeguard skills
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
鈻   Water Safety Instructor

The Water Safety Instructor course certifies swimming instructors to teach American Red Cross swimming, diving and water safety programs.

Prerequisites: 

  • Minimum age of 16 years old
  • Demonstrate proficiency in six strokes: front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly (25 yards per stroke.)
  • Tread water for 1 minute