Lifeguard Certification

Interested in becoming a lifeguard at a pool? The University Center Pool offers American Red Cross Deep-water lifeguard certification right on the Coral Gables campus.

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Course Information

Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training. Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With our lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.

Those who register will receive a 7-hour virtual training component followed by 20 hours of hands-on skills training at the UC Pool. Hands-on trainings are always completed in a 10:1 student to instructor ratio or better.

By earning this certification you will be qualified to work as a lifeguard at most aquatics facilities that accept the American Red Cross Certification nationwide. Please note that it does not guarantee employment, and some facilities may require additional certifications or trainings such as waterfronts (beaches) or water parks.

Completion of this training is not connected to employment at the UC Pool. To become a UC Pool Lifeguard you will need to apply independently of this training.

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Course is designed to provide certification renewal for those who are already currently certified as a lifeguard by the American Red Cross (or those whose certifications are within 30 days of expiration). The renewed certification is good for 2 years from the certification date.

Completion of this training is not connected to employment at the UC Pool. To become a UC Pool Lifeguard you will need to apply independently of this training.

Pricing

Full-Certification Course Recertification Course
Student, Faculty and Staff $155 $70
Alumni N/A* N/A*
Community Members N/A* N/A*

All costs will be paid on-site at the UC Pool. In order to recieve the discounted student, faculty and staff rate, you must present a valid 'Cane Card at purchase.

*Alumni and community certifications not currently offered due to pandemic restrictions.