American Red Cross Certifications

Andrews University Pool is proud to be an Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross.  This allows us to offer a wide spread of courses both for the community and for professionals. 


Lifeguarding Certification

Our lifeguarding certification class will be taught as blended learning. The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Blended Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.


Prerequesites for the First Day of Class

Bring your swimsuit and be prepared for the following:

  1. Bring ID to verify your age (participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class)
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  3. Swim 6 laps (300yds) continuously on front with a breathing pattern
  4. Complete the 10lb brick drill recovery within 1min & 40 sec

Certification Assessment will consist of passing 100% of the in-person skills content as well
as 80% on the written exam and passing the 2 exit assessments successfully. Additionally
the online portion of the class must be successfully completed. 


Fall 2023 Dates

START DATE: August 30th, 2023

END DATE: December 6th, 2023

Wednesday's from 3:30-5:30pm

- All hours of this class are required for certification issueance. One makeup day will be offered during the semester for absence due to sickness

Closed for Holiday (No Classes) for the following dates:
● Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)
● Mon & Tues, October 9-10 (University Fall Break)
● Wednesday - Sunday, November 22 - 26 (University Thanksgiving Break)


Course Price: $350 

There is no membership discount for this course.




Water Safety Instructor Certification

Not being offered at this time.



CPR/AED Certifications

Not being offered at this time.





Registration for the lifeguarding course will open on July 30th at 8am and close on August 20th at 11pm.

Click Here to Register!


Contact Information:

Aquatic Programs Coordinator


Phone: 269-471-3257