Lifeguard Review Course

Has your lifeguard certification recently expired or will expire in the near future? Then this is the course for you. This course is intended for individuals that need to renew their American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. All skills and written test material (including: Lifeguarding, CPR, AED and First Aid) will be tested in a shorter, challenge format. The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to prepare for the final written exam as well as the final skills tests. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AEDfor Professional Rescuers certificates valid for two years.

To be eligible for the Lifeguard Training Review course, participants must have valid Lifeguard and CPR/AED certifications. Participants must provide copies of certifications at the time of course registration. Individuals that do not have eligible certificates may not participate in the LG Review course; they can only participate in a full course.

Must bring a copy of the 2012 edition of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual to the review course as well.

Spring 2017 Course Options

Day: Sundays
Time: 9:15am- 7:15pm
Location: RecPlex Aquatic Center
Registration Form: Click Here
Cost: UD Campus Rec Member $90 | Non-Member $110 | COST INCLUDES PRESKILLS AND REVIEW COURSE*

*Preskills will be conducted at the beginning of the course. Failure to successfully complete the course will result in a 50% refund.

Registration Deadline: February 19

Registration Deadline: March 26

Prerequisites/Skill Requirements

Participants must be at least 15 years of age prior to the final day of the course.  Parent signature is required for participants under the age of 18 years old.

Participants will be required to pass the American Red Cross lifeguarding prerequisites prior to continuing in the course.  They should take time prior to the start of the course to practice and prepare. Participants are required to swim 300 yards alternating front crawl and breaststroke.  There is no time limit for this portion, however they cannot stop at any point. Participants are also required to complete a brick retrieval skill. Starting in the water,  they 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 back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within one minute, 40 seconds. The third component of the preskills is the ability to tread water for 2 minutes with hands tucked in the underarms.

Participants that do not pass the prerequisites will not be permitted to enroll in the lifeguarding course

Registration Details

Registration is open until the registration deadline or until the course is full. Register in-person at the UD RecPlex Main Office or Welcome Desk. Participants must complete the registration form and present a photo ID with birth date of the participant at the time of registration. Additionally, if the participant is under the age of 18, a Minors Emergency Medical Plan will also need to be on file. The Minors Emergency Medical Plan is valid one year from the date of submission. If a photo ID is not available, you must present official documentation that identifies the participant's age. Participant must bring photo ID or official verification to the first day of class.

Preskills must be successfully completed prior to registering for Lifeguard Review Course. To register, bring the completed form and copy of ID along with copy of valid certifications to the UD Campus Recreation RecPlex or you can fax your registration form and copy of ID/valid certifications to 937.229.2703 and pay via credit card. Payment may be made via cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

All participants must purchase a copy of the 2012 edition of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual is available to view online at if you would like to review prior to the first day of class. It is required that they bring their manual to class each day. Laptops are not permitted during class.

Refunds are subject to approval by UDCR administration. 

NOTE: UD Campus Recreation is an authorized American Red Cross provider and is not affiliated with any private or public pools. Please contact your local pool for employment availability and certification requirements prior to enrolling in a UD Campus Recreation course. 

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Campus Recreation

2 Evanston Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45409