Lifeguarding

Registration: Bring your Baylor ID card and sign-up at the SLC Service Desk. Registration and payment can be made on the Campus Rec App or in person at the SLC Front Desk. Credit cards only accepted for payment. Seats are limited, so please sign-up in advance.

Course Fee: $100
Course Location: McLane SLC, Room 308 and Pool

Fall 2022 Course Dates and Times: TBA

Course Prerequisites

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Swim 300 yards continuously. Candidates may not swim on back or side; swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, 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
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the value of behaving in a professional manner.
  • Learn how to identify behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer and an active or passive drowning victim.
  • Understand the components of an emergency action plan and how to activate it.
  • Understand the general procedures for an emergency occurring in the water or on land.
  • Demonstrate how to perform equipment-based rescues.
  • Learn how to provide first aid and how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
  • Learn how to recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries.
Course Length: Approximately 25 hours
Certification Requirements:
  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  • Pass both the Section 1-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2- Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.
Certificate Issued and Validity Period:
American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED: 2 years