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:

Due to restrictions in place because of COVID-19 Campus Recreation will not be offering any lifeguard certification courses until further notice.

Due to restrictions in place because of COVID-19 Campus Recreation will not be offering any lifeguard certification courses until further notice.

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