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Lifeguarding Courses

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*Clemson students, faculty, and staff should use their username and password for iROAR to login to register for lifeguard certification courses.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses

Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Lifeguarding Training and First Aid certification as well as CPR/AED certification for the Professional Rescuer, all valid for 2 years. Participants must be at least 15 years of age to participate in the course. Course sessions will include lectures, activities, videos, hands on practice as well as water sessions (to include scenarios and hands on practice), and two final written exams. All full lifeguard certification courses utilize a blended learning format. Independent completion of online pre-course materials must be completed before the first scheduled class time.

Course Prerequisites (for full and review courses)

Participants must be able to pass a prerequisite swimming and skills test on the first day of class consisting of the following:

Full courses take place over three days.

Day 1


4:30-6:30 p.m.

Day 2

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Day 3

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Course Offering


Registration Deadline

February 21-23, 2020

February 16, 2020

March 27-29, 2020

March 22, 2020

April 17-19, 2020

April 12, 2020

May 15-17, 2020

May 10, 2020


$225 for Campus Recreation members

$250 for non-members

Review courses take place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

*Only individuals with a CURRENT lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certification may participate in a review course.

Course Offering


Registration Deadline

February 29, 2020

February 23, 2020

March 14, 2020

March 8, 2020

April 25, 2020

April 19, 2020


$125 for Campus Recreation members

$135 for non-members

Refund Policy

Questions about our course offerings? Email Victoria Roberts at vrober1@clemson.edu