Please select the following link for the American Red Cross (ARC) course you wish to view that is offered by The University of Alabama’s Aquatic Center:

Aquatic Safety Courses

ARC Lifegaurding

ARC Lifegaurding Instructor

ARC Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review

ARC Safety Training for Swim Coaches

ARC Water Safety Today and Home Pool Safety

First Aid/CPR/AED Courses

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider

Registration Form and Release of Liability Form

Spring Semester 2017
Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED Courses

University Recreation Aquatics offers a wide selection of American Red Cross Health and Safety Training Courses for students, faculty, staff, and the general community. Those who are interested in lifeguarding, aquatic safety, first aid, and CPR/AED education are encouraged to enroll in any of the American Red Cross certification courses listed.

We offer up-to-date editions of American Red Cross certifications for Lifeguarding, water safety, First Aid, and CPR/AED. Please view the course descriptions below to determine which course offering is best for you. Complete a (Registration Form) and bring it by the Member Services Office at either the Aquatic Center or the Student Recreation Center during regular business hours.

For additional information contact the Aquatic Center Member Services Office at (205)348-5244, Zack Tolbert at ztolbert@ua.edu , or Ryan Sanders at ryansander@ua.edu .

General Information

Site:

The headquarters for Aquatics Health and Safety education will be the University Aquatic Center located at 415 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401.

Fees:

Payment of fees must accompany your registration.

Enrollment Deadline:

Space is limited so enroll early. The deadline is one week prior to the course start date. Late enrollment fee of $20 may be assessed if received less than one week prior to the course start date.

Prerequisites:

Failure to meet course prerequisites prohibits a participant from continuing in the course.

Course Materials:

All participants are expected to be prepared for class, whether on land or in a pool setting. Instructor-level candidates are responsible for purchasing their own copies of texts in advance at: https://www.redcrossstore.org/default.aspx

Cancellation / Refunds:

You may be eligible to receive a full refund for all course fees paid if you cancel prior to the enrollment deadline or if University Recreation cancels the course. Cancellations received after the course enrollment deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Registrants failing to show or who do not meet course prerequisites will not be eligible for a refund.

Where to Enroll:

The University of Alabama, University Aquatic Center, in the Member Services Office located at 415 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama,35401; 205-348-5244.

Lodging:

You are responsible for your lodging. Information about nearby hotels is available upon request.

Meals:

All meals are your responsibility. There are many restaurants in the area and a list will be available at time of check in. Tuscaloosa area restaurants.

What to Wear / What to Bring:

Participants should wear casual clothing for the classroom and appropriate swimwear for pool sessions. Appropriate dress for Instructor-Level Candidates is business casual. For courses that include a pool practical be sure to pack towels and clothing for the pool deck.

Be sure to bring copies of prerequisites, paper, pen, and texts for the courses, money for snacks and meals. Please bring business cards to share as you network with others. If you are enrolled in a course that requires the completion of a study guide or online blended learning prior to the course, remember to bring the completion validation to your course. See the course descriptions for further information.

Check In:

Please be sure to check in with the course Trainer / Faculty upon arrival each class day.


Aquatic Safety Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

The purpose of the American Red Cross Life guarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard candidates with the knowledge
and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional level of care for breathing and
cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Course
includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled class date of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates 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.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards on the surface; goggles may
    NOT be used. Surface dive feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 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 10-pound object and
    keeping the face at or near the surface. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Course Materials:

Text and personal safety equipment provided. Participant must provide his/her own swimwear, towels,
and pen and notebook.

Course Dates:

Weekend Classes

Weekday Classes

1. March 24-26, April 1-2 1. May 8-11
2. April 7-9, April 15-16
Friday, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
2. May 15-18
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm

Course Fees:

UA Student $225      UREC Member $250      Non-Member $275


American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor

The primary purpose of the ARC Lifeguarding Instructor course is to train Instructor Candidates to teach the American Red
Cross Lifeguarding courses.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 17 years of age on or before the final scheduled class date of the course.
  • Possess a current basic-level certification:
    o   American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider
    o   An equivalent certificate from another organization.
  • Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor course prior to the Precourse Skills session
    via the class roster and online content completion status report.
  • Obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course:
    o   American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual
    o   Lifeguarding course presentation and/or DVD
    o   American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual

Course Materials:

Purchase Lifeguarding Manual (2017) and Lifeguarding Instructor Manual (2017) at
https://www.redcrossstore.org/default.aspx.

Course Dates:

1. March 3-5
Friday, 2:00-8:00pm. Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-6:30pm (lunch break included)

Course Fees:

UA Student $250    UREC Member $275    Non-Member $300

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review (r.2017)


The purpose of the review course is to give current Lifeguard Instructors/Instructor Trainers the opportunity to review the
Lifeguarding (r.2017) course content within a formal class setting. The format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully
complete the knowledge and skills tests.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer certification
  • Complete the Online Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update to the Lifeguarding Program

Course Materials:

Purchase Lifeguarding Manual (2017) and Lifeguarding Instructor Manual (2017) at
https://www.redcrossstore.org/default.aspx.

Course Dates:

1. Saturday, February 18, 8:00am-5:00pm

Course Fees:

UA Student $65    UREC Member $70    Non-Member $75


American Red Cross Optional Lifeguarding Test Out for Instructors/Instructor Trainers

Lifeguarding Instructors/Instructor Trainers who wish to acquire basic-level Lifeguarding certification may also add the
optional test out session at the conclusion of the LGI/IT Review. The LGI/IT Basic-Lifeguarding Test Out is open only to
participants who successfully complete the LGI/IT Review Course and will run immediately following the LGI/IT Review
Course.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Course is only for Lifeguarding Instructors/Instructor Trainers at the conclusion of the Review Course.

Course Materials: Purchase Lifeguarding Manual (2017) and Lifeguarding Instructor Manual (2017) at
https://www.redcrossstore.org/default.aspx.

Course Dates:

1. Saturday, February 18, 5:30pm-7:15pm

Course Fees:

UA Student $0    UREC Member $0    Non-Member $0


American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches

The purpose of the Safety Training for Swim Coaches course is to teach those involved in competitive swimming, including
coaches, officials, athletic trainers and aquatic exercise instructors, how to help maintain a safe and comfortable environment
for swimmers, prevent accidents and emergencies, and respond to swimmers with illnesses or injuries in water or on land.
This course is offered in a blended online (~3 hours) and classroom format (~3 hours).

Course Prerequisites:

  • Must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled class date of this course.
  • Must be comfortable in chest-deep water.

Course Materials:

Purchase text at https://www.redcrossstore.org/default.aspx .

Course Dates:

Call to schedule a course for your staff. If course is needed to fulfill a job requirement, feel free to contact us to discuss
further.

Course Fees:

UA Student $65    UREC Member $70    Non-Member $75


American Red Cross Water Safety Today and Home Pool Safety

The purpose of Water Safety Today course is to teach participants how to recognize and respond to emergencies in, on and around the water. Topics include how to recognize, prevent, and respond to emergencies in and around the water. Appropriate safety practices and rules that should be in place and enforced at home pools. Steps one can take to remain safe in oceans, lakes, rivers, and home pools. Home Pool Safety is a presentation to provide home pool owners and apartment pool user with information to keep their family and guests safe in an aquatic environment. Topics include identifying basic lifesaving techniques that can be used to help someone who is in trouble in the water. Plus, discussion of safety precautions that homeowners should consider when hosting a home pool party. Some course participants also register for Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

Course Prerequisites:

None

Course Materials:

Text and personal safety equipment provided.

Course Dates:

1. Sat., February 18, 1:30pm-4:00pm
2. Sat., March 18, 1:30pm-4:00pm
3. Sat., April 15, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Course Fees:

UA Student $25/Couple    UREC Member $25/Couple    Non-Member $45/Couple


First Aid/CPR/AED Courses

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

The purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED course is to help course participants recognize and respond
appropriately to cardiac breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in the program teach skills that participants need to
know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advance medical personnel arrive and take over.

Course Prerequisites:

None

Course Materials:

Text and personal safety equipment provided.

Course Dates:

1. Sat., February 18, 8:30am-12:30pm
2. Sat., March 18, 8:30am-12:30pm
3. Sat., April 15, 8:30am-12:30pm

Course Fees:

UA Student $65    UREC Member $70    Non-Member $75


CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider

The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider course is to train professional level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Emergency Oxygen Administration, and Blood-borne Pathogens.

Course Prerequisites:

None

Course Materials:

Text and personal safety equipment provided.

Course Dates:

Call to schedule a course for your staff. If course is needed to fulfill a job requirement, feel free to contact us to discuss
further.

Course Fees:

UA Student $90    UREC Member $100    Non-Member $110

Please print and fill out the Registration Form and the Release of Liability and bring both documents by the Member Services Office at either the Aquatic Center or the Student Recreation Center during our business hours, Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:45pm or Friday 8:00am-4:45pm.For additional questions or information, contact the Aquatic Center Member Services Office at (205) 348-5244, or email Zack Tolbert at ztolbert@ua.edu.