Lifeguard Certification Class

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Lifeguard Class
This is a fee-based class. Open enrollment for RSS Members, SIU Students, and non-members (community).

Become a Lifeguard in one weekend! Join our blended learning class to start your journey as an Aquatic First Responder.

Students will learn valuable skills in water rescue, first aid, CPR, AED administration, and team response.

Students must pass pre-course skills in order to continue:

  • 300-yard continuous swim demonstrating front crawl with rotary breathing and breaststroke
  • 20 yard timed brick retrieval
  • 2-minute tread water

Participants must purchase additional personal CPR Pocket mask to participate in class.

Waterfront and Waterpark modules are also available upon request at an additional charge.

Contact Jared King, Aquatics Coordinator at for additional information.

Sign Up Online

or at Member Services


$200 for Students and REC members

$225 for community registration


7 hours online requirement
Nov. 6, 5-9:30pm
Nov. 7, 12-8pm
Nov. 8, 1-8pm