Lifeguard & WSI

Love the water?  Looking for a great summer job or a job that will provide you with life long skills?  Let the UREC Aquatic staff help you accomplish your goals of becoming certified as a Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor.  Here are five reasons to become an American Red Cross lifeguard or swim instructor:

  • Learn to save lives in and out of the water
  • Develop your leadership, communication and teaching skills
  • Build your resume
  • Earn money
  • Stay in great physical condition

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Smith Gym
10/13/17 - Oct 15
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 13 - Oct 15 in Smith Gym
 
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

Smith Gym
12/1/17 - Dec 3
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Dec 1 - Dec 3 in Smith Gym
 
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)

Smith Gym
10/13/17 - Oct 15
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 13 - Oct 15 in Smith Gym
 
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.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Smith Gym
12/1/17 - Dec 3
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Dec 1 - Dec 3 in Smith Gym
 
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.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course

Smith Gym
10/28/17
[Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 28 in Smith Gym
 
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 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. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email sposey@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 Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Smith Gym
10/28/17
[Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 28 in Smith Gym
 
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 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. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email sposey@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 Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208.
 

Registration Ends October 22

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Thursday)

Oct 19 - Dec 7 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Thrs] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Tuesday)

Oct 17 - Dec 5 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Thursday)

Oct 19 - Dec 7 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Thrs] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Tuesday)

Oct 17 - Dec 5 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Beginner Swim Lessons (Monday)

Oct 16 - Dec 4 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[M] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. There are no prerequisites for this class. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Beginner Swim Lessons (Wednesday)

Oct 18 - Dec 6 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[W] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. There are no prerequisites for this class. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Intermediate Swim Lessons (Monday)

Oct 16 - Dec 4 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[M] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509-335-5407.
 
 

Women's Only Intermediate Swim Lessons (Wednesday)

Oct 18 - Dec 6 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[W] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of 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 or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.