Red Cross Lifeguard Training



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 Upcoming Sessions:

January 11-14, 2018
February 8-11, 2018
March 8-11, 2018
March 22-25, 2018
April 12-15, 2018
April 26-29, 2018
May 3-6, 2018
May 17-20, 2018
May 24-27, 2018
May 31-June 3, 2018

Times of Upcoming 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