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New! Certification courses now open to Non-members.

All certification classes offered by the Student Recreation Center meet the standards for current American Red Cross Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines.

In addition to the following classes, ask us about scheduling a First Aid/CPR session for your Student Group, Organization, or University Department. Call 303-492-5258 for more information.

Class Days Times Dates Fee(m/nm) Code
Lifeguard Training Review M,W 9:00am-5:00pm 3/25 & 3/27 M: $85
NM: $105
M: 530430A
NM: 530430B
Lifeguard Training M,W,Sat - 2wks M,W 5p-9p,
Sat 9a-5p
4/15-4/27 M: $165
NM: $199
M: 530440A
NM: 530440B
Lifeguard Training M,W,Sat 9:00a-5:00p 5/11-5/18 M: $165
NM: $199
M:  530460A
NM: 530460B
Community CPR/AED/FA Sat 9:00am-5:00pm 2/9 M: $75
NM: $90
M: 430410A
NM: 430410B
Community CPR/AED/FA Sat 9:00am-5:00pm 3/9 M: $75
NM: $90
M: 530410A
NM: 530410B
Community CPR/AED/FA Sat 9:00am-5:00pm 4/13 M: $75
NM: $90
M: 530420A
NM: 530420B


CPR/AED/First Aid

This eight-hour Standard CPR/First Aid Course covers everything from burns and broken bones to choking and heart attacks. This is an extended course that includes adult, infant, and junior CPR and AED.

You must attend all classes to receive certification.

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Lifeguard Training

This 32-hour course includes all the necessary Lifeguard Training material from the American Red Cross including certification in CPR for the professional rescuer and First Aid.

Prerequisites include:

  • Ability to swim 300 yards continuously, using the following strokes for 100 yards each: Freestyle / Breaststroke / Freestyle & Breast stroke combined.
  • Surface dive to a minimum depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound weight.
  • Swim 20 yards with a 10 lb. object using legs only.

Prerequisite swim test is administered at the first class. You must attend all classes to receive certification.

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Lifeguard Training Review

If you have a current Lifeguard Training Certificate that's about to expire, this is the class for you. It includes certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training, and Basic First Aid. All candidates must still pass the prerequisite skills check as with basic Lifeguard Training (prerequisite swim test is administered at the first class session).

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