Campus Rec offers lifeguarding certification courses during the spring semester of the academic year. Only individuals with OneCard access to Burdick Hall will be eligible for enrollment in the course.
The American Red Cross Lifeguarding provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. It also equips participants with skills to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) take over. Course sessions will include lectures, activities, videos and hands on practice, as well as water sessions (to include scenarios and hands on practice), and two final written exams.
Interested individuals must take a required Pre-Course. Participants must be able to pass the pre-course, consisting of the following:
Monday, April 23 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Note: Participants must have passed Pre-Course test prior to first day of class.
The course cost is $225. Sign-up online using the Campus Rec registration portal.
If a participant arrives after the course has started, this will result in the failure of the course, and ineligibility for a refund. If the pre-course is failed, refunds minus the $25 pre-course fee will be granted. Course fees are also non-refundable, if the participant does not attend, does not demonstrate skill competency, or fails the written and water tests. Refunds, minus a $15 processing fee, will be given to registrants if they are unable to attend and request a refund a full 48 hours in advance. To request a refund, e-mail: crsinstructional AT_TOWSON.
If a class is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, full refunds will be issued.
You may purchase an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual to keep. Manuals will be provided during course sessions. The manual reinforces key points from training lectures, and can be used as a personal reference after the course. Alternately, the guide can be downloaded and printed, for free. Please do not open with Firefox as it may cause computer problems.