Aquatics

Our Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs! We offer lessons for children beginning at six months old all the way up to adults. Participants progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next.  Each level of our Learn-to-Swim program includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development

Adult Group Swim Lessons

These 45 minute group lessons are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year and summer months.  We offer beginning and intermediate group swim lessons. Beginning group lessons are focused on learning the basic skills to achieve a minimum level of water competency.  Intermediate group lessons are designed for teens and adults who want to improve their skills and strokes.  

Women's Only Swim Lessons 

These 45 minute group lessons are offered to women on Monday and Wednesdays throughout the school year. We offer beginning and intermediate group swim lessons.  Beginning group lessons are focused on learning the basic skills to achieve a minimum level of water competency.  Intermediate group lessons are designed for teens or adults who want to improve their skills and strokes.  

Youth Group Swim Lessons 

Youth swim lessons are available for SRC Members and their dependents. This program is designed to teach participants how to swim and how to be safe in and around the water.  Class sizes are set to meet the American Red Cross standard of six participants to one instructor. Class levels are designed to group participants with similar abilities and skills in order to best learn the required skills.  Classes included in this program are: Parent and Child Aquatics (ages: six months to three years old), Preschool Aquatics (ages: four and five) and Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6 (ages: six and up).  

All group swim lessons are 30 minutes long, with the exception of Level 5/6, which are 45 minutes long.

  • Parent and Child
  • Preschool
  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5/6: Stroke Refinement & Swimming and Skill Proficiency

You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Youth Group Swim Lesson registration is completed online only through the UREC website and will show up as available for purchase, if you are an SRC member. These lessons are not available for purchase for non-members. 

Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private buddy lessons are available upon request for anyone over the age of 3 (three).  These lessons can be set up around your schedule, and are customized to fit your goals and needs.  Private and semi-private buddy lessons are available for youth and adults. Private lessons are 30 minutes in length. 

Single Participant Lesson

Buddy Lesson

$19 for One Lesson $25 for One Lesson
$100 for Six Lessons $125 for Six Lessons

Registration for Private Swim Lessons can be done in the main office of the WSU Student Recreation Center between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Non-members can purchase private swim lessons but must purchase a Day Pass or 10-Punch Day to access the facility for each private lesson.

** Please note that no swim lessons take place on September 5 (Labor Day) or November 11 (Veterans Day) 

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Registration Ends January 31

Fitness Swimming (Friday Only)

Jan 19 - Mar 4 in SRC Pool
[F] 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
$15
 
 
Fitness Swimming is a structured aquatic program, which is designed to challenge all participants no matter their swimming abilities. Fitness Swimming offers on-deck coaching, with workouts tailored to the group of swimmers participating. Each workout plan will be adapted to each individual swimmer, to help push, challenge and improve each participant’s personal goals. This program is perfect for those wanting to cross train, improve swimming techniques, master skills, training for triathlons and more! Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, however, all Fitness Swimming participant’s should be able to swim a length of 25 yards using freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke and be able to tread in deep water for at least 1 minute. Refund Policy: A full refund will be given within six days after the start of the class. A 50% refund will be given within seven to thirteen days after the start of the class. No refunds will be given after thirteen days after the start of the class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Fitness Swimming course, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Fitness Swimming (Friday Only)

Jan 19 - Mar 4 in SRC Pool
[F] 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$15
 
 
Fitness Swimming is a structured aquatic program, which is designed to challenge all participants no matter their swimming abilities. Fitness Swimming offers on-deck coaching, with workouts tailored to the group of swimmers participating. Each workout plan will be adapted to each individual swimmer, to help push, challenge and improve each participant’s personal goals. This program is perfect for those wanting to cross train, improve swimming techniques, master skills, training for triathlons and more! Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, however, all Fitness Swimming participant’s should be able to swim a length of 25 yards using freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke and be able to tread in deep water for at least 1 minute. Refund Policy: A full refund will be given within six days after the start of the class. A 50% refund will be given within seven to thirteen days after the start of the class. No refunds will be given after thirteen days after the start of the class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Fitness Swimming course, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Fitness Swimming (T/Th)

Jan 16 - Mar 6 in SRC Pool
[TThrs] 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
$35
 
 
Fitness Swimming is a structured aquatic program, which is designed to challenge all participants no matter their swimming abilities. Fitness Swimming offers on-deck coaching, with workouts tailored to the group of swimmers participating. Each workout plan will be adapted to each individual swimmer, to help push, challenge and improve each participant’s personal goals. This program is perfect for those wanting to cross train, improve swimming techniques, master skills, training for triathlons and more! Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, however, all Fitness Swimming participant’s should be able to swim a length of 25 yards using freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke and be able to tread in deep water for at least 1 minute. Refund Policy: A full refund will be given within six days after the start of the class. A 50% refund will be given within seven to thirteen days after the start of the class. No refunds will be given after thirteen days after the start of the class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Fitness Swimming course, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends February 11

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class

Feb 16 - Feb 18 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - February 16, 2018 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - February 17, 2018 - 8:00am-5:00pm Sunday - February 18, 2018 - 8:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 24 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Jared Lindorfer Coordinator, Aquatics & Safety Education Washington State University Recreation 509-335-5407 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu
 
 

Registration Ends February 13

Lifeguard Prerequisite Prep Clinic

Feb 14 in SRC Pool
[W] 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
$0
 
 
This clinic is designed to help you prepare and practice for the prerequisites of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course. Lifeguard Instructors will provide feedback and demonstrations on the skills required to pass the prerequisites which include: 1.) Swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may use the front crawl or breast stroke. 2.) Treading water for 2 minutes only using the legs. 3.) Brick retrieval: without goggles, swim 20 yards, surface dive 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10lbs brick, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point while keeping both hand on the object and the face at the surface of the water, exit without using ladders or steps. There are no prerequisites for this course. This clinic is for SRC Members only. Participants must be 18 years or older for this clinic. Please pre-register for this course. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. All persons must wear appropriate swim wear. Inappropriate swim wear includes but is not limited to: cut off jean shorts, worn or see through swim wear, thongs, underwear, athletic shorts, gym workout attire, and t-shirts. More information about our pool/spa policies can be found at on the UREC website: http://urec.wsu.edu/facilities/policies/#PoolPolicies. If you have any questions about our Swim Clinics, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends February 18

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Feb 23 - Feb 25 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Feb 23 - Feb 25 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. This registration is for Youth (under 18 years). Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 
 

Registration Ends February 25

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification Course

Mar 2 - Mar 4 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$225 - $250
 
 
This course trains lifeguard instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation.
 
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course

Mar 3 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100 - $125
 
 
This update course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity to update skills to the newest American Red Cross Lifeguarding course content and renew certification. Successful participants will be re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid for 2 years. ***You will need to bring a copy of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification along with a valid government issued form of identification. These items will be verified by the instructor prior to the course starting. We can not submit a course record for your renewed certification without verifying your current certification. Please use the Youth Registration to enroll participants who are under the age of 18. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-5407 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu so you can fill out the youth risk and release waiver form prior to the course. If you have any questions about the course please contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Mar 3 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100 - $125
 
 
This update course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity to update skills to the newest American Red Cross Lifeguarding course content and renew certification. Successful participants will be re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid for 2 years. ***You will need to bring a copy of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification along with a valid government issued form of identification. These items will be verified by the instructor prior to the course starting. We can not submit a course record for your renewed certification without verifying your current certification. Please use the Youth Registration to enroll participants who are under the age of 18. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509-335-5407 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu so you can fill out the youth risk and release waiver form prior to the course. If you have any questions about the course please contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends March 1

SWIM THE PAC 12!

Jan 22 - Apr 13 in SRC Pool
[Su M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Swim the Pac-12 is a challenge to motivate swimmers of all levels to move to the pools for fitness. Participants can water walk, aqua-jog, or swim their way through the challenge - the main point is to get in the water and enjoy the benefits of swimming! You have twelve weeks (January 22-April 13) to complete any of the routes through the Pac-12. Distances have been calculated based on general distances from campus to campus. Participants are responsible for logging their progress in the binders located at each pool. There are three routes to choose from: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced. When participants register online by March 1 and track their distances on the sheets provided in each pool, they will receive a prize for each distance they complete. Participants will get a water bottle for the Beginner Stage, a mesh swim bag for the Intermediate Stage, and a cool UREC beach towel for completing the Advanced Stage. Advanced stage winners will also be entered into a drawing for a free semester session of Fitness Swimming!
 
 

Registration Ends March 12

UREC Lifeguard Skills Screening Prep Clinic

Mar 13 in SRC Pool
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
$0
 
 
This clinic is designed to help you prepare and practice for the prerequisites of becoming a University Recreation Lifeguard. Lifeguard Instructors will provide feedback and demonstrations on the skills required to pass the prerequisites which include: 1.) Swimming 500 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing in less than 10 minutes. You may use the front crawl or breast stroke. 2.) Treading water for 2 minutes only using the legs. 3.) Brick retrieval: without goggles, swim 20 yards, surface dive 3-5 feet and retrieve a 10lbs brick, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point while keeping both hand on the object and the face at the surface of the water, exit without using ladders or steps. Must be done in 1:10 or less. There are no prerequisites for this course. This clinic is for SRC Members only. Participants must be 18 years or older for this clinic. Please pre-register for this course. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. All persons must wear appropriate swim wear. Inappropriate swim wear includes but is not limited to: cut off jean shorts, worn or see through swim wear, thongs, underwear, athletic shorts, gym workout attire, and t-shirts. More information about our pool/spa policies can be found at on the UREC website: http://urec.wsu.edu/facilities/policies/#PoolPolicies. If you have any questions about our Swim Clinics, coaches, or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends March 18

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Mar 23 - Mar 25 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Mar 23 - Mar 25 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. This registration is for Youth (under 18 years). Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 
 

Registration Ends April 1

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course

Apr 7 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100 - $125
 
 
This update course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity to update skills to the newest American Red Cross Lifeguarding course content and renew certification. Successful participants will be re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid for 2 years. ***You will need to bring a copy of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification along with a valid government issued form of identification. These items will be verified by the instructor prior to the course starting. We can not submit a course record for your renewed certification without verifying your current certification. Please use the Youth Registration to enroll participants who are under the age of 18. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509-335-5407 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu so you can fill out the youth risk and release waiver form prior to the course. If you have any questions about the course please contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Apr 7 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100 - $125
 
 
This update course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity to update skills to the newest American Red Cross Lifeguarding course content and renew certification. Successful participants will be re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid for 2 years. ***You will need to bring a copy of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification along with a valid government issued form of identification. These items will be verified by the instructor prior to the course starting. We can not submit a course record for your renewed certification without verifying your current certification. Please use the Youth Registration to enroll participants who are under the age of 18. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509-335-5407 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu so you can fill out the youth risk and release waiver form prior to the course. If you have any questions about the course please contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends April 8

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class

Apr 13 - Apr 15 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - April 13, 2018 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - April 14, 2018 - 8:00am-5:00pm Sunday - April 15, 2018 - 8:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 24 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Jared Lindorfer Coordinator, Aquatics & Safety Education Washington State University Recreation 509-335-5407 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu
 
 

Registration Ends April 10

Lifeguard Prerequisite Prep Clinic

Apr 11 in SRC Pool
[W] 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
$0
 
 
This clinic is designed to help you prepare and practice for the prerequisites of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course. Lifeguard Instructors will provide feedback and demonstrations on the skills required to pass the prerequisites which include: 1.) Swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may use the front crawl or breast stroke. 2.) Treading water for 2 minutes only using the legs. 3.) Brick retrieval: without goggles, swim 20 yards, surface dive 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10lbs brick, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point while keeping both hand on the object and the face at the surface of the water, exit without using ladders or steps. There are no prerequisites for this course. This clinic is for SRC Members only. Participants must be 18 years or older for this clinic. Please pre-register for this course. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. All persons must wear appropriate swim wear. Inappropriate swim wear includes but is not limited to: cut off jean shorts, worn or see through swim wear, thongs, underwear, athletic shorts, gym workout attire, and t-shirts. More information about our pool/spa policies can be found at on the UREC website: http://urec.wsu.edu/facilities/policies/#PoolPolicies. If you have any questions about our Swim Clinics, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends April 15

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Apr 20 - Apr 22 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Apr 20 - Apr 22 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. This registration is for Youth (under 18 years). Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, 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 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.