Prerequisites & Skill Requirements

Prerequisites & Skill Requirements will be available for registration the fourth Monday of November.
Registration forms (via fax, mail, email, or in person drop-off) will not be accepted before this time. As always, availability is on a first come, first served basis. For registration forms and details, visit the Certifications Registration page.

pricing
  • UDCR Member: $15
  • Non-Member: $15
COURSE INFORMATION

A Prerequisite and Skill Requirements (Preskills) course must be successfully completed before registering for a Lifeguarding course. It is suggested that individuals take time prior to their scheduled Preskills to practice and prepare. Preskills are usually an hour in length and test participants on the following skills:

  • 300 Yard Swim: alternating front crawl and breaststroke. There is no time limit, however stopping is not permitted.
  • Brick Retrieval: starting in the water, participants will swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards on their back to the starting point with the object, and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. This portion must be completed within one (1) minute, 40 seconds.
  • Treading Water: for two minutes, with hands tucked in the underarms.

Upon successful completion of the above, participants will be instructed to register for an upcoming Lifeguarding course. Additional details and course dates can be found on the Lifeguarding course page. Failure to pass all components listed above will require the participant to take Preskills again. 

Spring 2018 Preskill Courses

Each course must have a minimum of 2 participants. 
If unable to attend one of the scheduled courses, UDCR may be able to accommodate an alternative date at an increased price. Contact safetysupervisors@udayton.edu to inquire.

PRESKILLS 1
Sunday, February 4 | Noon-1:00pm
Registration Deadline: January 28
PRESKILLS 2
Sunday, February 11 | Noon-1:00pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 4
PRESKILLS 3
Sunday, February 25 | Noon-1:00pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 18
PRESKILLS 4
Sunday, March 11 | Noon-1:00pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 4
PRESKILLS 5
Sunday, March 25 | Noon-1:00pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 18
PRESKILLS 6
Sunday, April 8 | Noon-1:00pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 2

Contact Us

Campus Recreation

Recplex 
2 Evanston Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45409 

937-229-2731