American Red Cross Certification Courses

Shallow Water Lifeguard Certification Course
Water Safety Instructor Course
Lifeguard Certification Course
Lifeguard Review Course
Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Course
Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED for Professional Rescuers (CPR PRO) Course
Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED for Professional Rescuers (CPR PRO) INSTRUCTOR Course
Babysitting Course


Shallow-Water Lifeguard Certification Course

lifeguard in water with patientThe Shallow Water Lifeguarding course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in water up to 5 feet deep, and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Blended learning format with classroom skills and water rescue activities. Learn skills in leadership, taking responsibility, problem solving, and teamwork! Successful participants will be offered the opportunity to interview for a lifeguard position at Campus Recreation!

Successful Applicants: $50*; Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
* Successful applicant must commit to working at least 10 hours a week over all UMaine Breaks in order to qualify for this discounted rate. Contact adrianna.delamo@maine.edu if interested in this option.

At the Pre-Course Session, candidates must:

  1. Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  2. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds:
    – Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    – Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
    – Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Length: This is a Blended Learning course with 7 hours eLearning and 19 hours 35 minutes in person.

Course Dates/Times: TBD

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Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations. Through this course, you will become certified as a swim instructor. Upon a successful interview, the course will only be $50*! Includes free 30-minute swim lesson.

Successful Applicant*: $50; Member: $275; Non-Member: $325
Course Dates: TBD
Pre-Course Session: TBD

* Must commit to working 10+ hours/wk during the semester to qualify for this discounted rate. Contact adrianna.delamo@maine.edu if interested in this option.

Prerequisites 

  1. Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following  swimming skills:
    • Swim the following strokes consistent with the  Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4:
      • Front Crawl – 25 yards
      • Back Crawl – 25 yards
      • Breaststroke – 25 yards
      • Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
      • Sidestroke – 25 yards
      • Butterfly – 15 yards
    • Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep  water (floating or sculling)
    • Tread water for 1 minute
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Lifeguard Certification Course

Do you want to earn money, transferrable skills, and experience working as a part of a team? Are you at least 15 years old? Can you commit to working as a Campus Recreation lifeguard* for 20+ hours each week through August 31, 2021? Join us to learn skills in leadership, taking responsibility, problem solving, and teamwork.
* There may also be opportunities to work at the Town of Orono outdoor pool.

Date: TBD

For more information email Aquatics Coordinator Adrianna Delamo at adrianna.delamo@maine.edu.
For the Lifeguard job description, see our website: https://umaine.edu/campusrecreation/employment


Lifeguard Review

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. Only candidates with valid (or within 30 days of expiring) certifications are eligible to participate in this course.
Course Dates: TBD
Pre-course Date: TBD
Member & Non-Member: $75

At the Pre-Course Session, candidates must:

  1. Provide a valid American Red Cross certification.
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface, allowing for adequate breathing.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

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Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

Member: $325   Non-Member: $400

Prerequisites:

  1. Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  2. Possess one of the following:
    – A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    – A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards
    – An equivalent certificate from another organization
  3. Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross.
  4. Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Lifeguarding course.
  5. Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Pre-Course Exam (80% or better).
  6. Successfully complete the Pre-Course Session.
  7. Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual and Lifeguarding Manual after you have successfully completed the Pre-Course Session.

Certification Requirements:
To become certified as a Lifeguarding instructor, instructor candidates must:

  1. Successfully complete the Online Session.
  2. Successfully complete the Pre-Course Session.
  3. Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
  4. Successfully complete class activities, including the four practice-teaching assignments.
  5. Score a minimum of 80 percent (32 correct answers out of 40 questions) on the Bloodborne Pathogens Training Instructor Self-Study Test.
  6. Score a minimum of 80 percent (12 correct answers out of 15 questions) on the basic-level Administering Emergency Oxygen final written exam.
  7. Score a minimum of 80 percent (20 correct answers out of 25 questions) on the instructor course final written exam.

Length of Class: This is a Blended Learning course with 2.5 hours eLearning and 18 hours 45 minutes in person.

Course Dates/Times: TBD

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Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED For Professional Rescuers (CPR PRO) – Blended Learning

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers (CPRO) program trains individuals with a duty to act including lifeguards, EMS personnel, police, security personnel, firefighters and athletic trainers – to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This course is also intended for individuals serving in roles that would be called upon to provide support in emergency situations, such as aquatic facility, gym/fitness club or community/recreation center staff. Successful students will receive an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers valid for two years. This course is offered in a blended learning format, there will be approximately 2.5 hours of online work to complete prior to the first class meeting. 

Must register in person, or by phone at 581-1082.

Course Dates/Times: TBD
Member & Non-Member: $75


Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED For Professional Rescuers (CPR PRO) Instructor Course

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Instructor Course is to train instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers courses. The care steps outlined within this manual are consistent with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

The course is approximately 13 hours with homework assignments given most days. To successfully complete the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Instructor Course, the instructor candidate must:

  • Successfully complete the online prerequisite, Introduction to the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Instructor Course (offered November 5).
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Skills Session.
  • Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
  • Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice-teaching assignments.
  • Demonstrate instructor-level skill competency in all skills and scenarios.
  • Pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

Course Prerequisites:

Prior to attending the first in-person session for the course, it is the instructor trainer’s responsibility to verify that each instructor candidate:

  • Is at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possesses a current basic-level certification in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers.
  • Has successfully completed the online Introduction to the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Instructor Course prior to the pre-course skills session via the class roster and online content completion status report.

Member: $100

Course Dates/Times: TBD

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Babysitting

Coming in Summer 2020! American Red Cross babysitting and child care courses can help you provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, our online and in-person courses are available to those ages 11 and older, and include topics such as choosing age-appropriate activities, basic child care, like bottle feeding, child behavior, leadership, professionalism, safety, starting a babysitting business, and more.

Course Dates: TBD
Member & Non-Member: TBD