Red Cross Lifeguard Training


Full Course: Register
Recertification Course: Register

Cost: $200 members/$250 nonmembers

What to expect

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is designed to teach skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services take over. This class includes, Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED. Candidates MUST pass a prerequisite swimming skill evaluation. Participants MUST attend all class dates. We accept both Duke Community Members, Duke Students, and Students outside the Duke Community.

Prerequisite Swimming Skills Evaluation

  • 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
  • Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping
  • Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 – 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.

Dates of Full Courses:

October 18 - October 21
December 13 - December 16

Times of Full Course Sessions:

Thursday: 5:00-10:30 PM | Friday: 5:00-10:30 PM | Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Dates of Recertification Courses:

September 25- September 28
October 30 - November 2
November 27 - November 30
December 18 -  December 21

Times of Recertification Sessions:

Tuesday: 5:00-10:30 PM | Thursday: 5:00-10:30 PM | Friday: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM