Lifeguarding Instructor Courses (LGI)

2020 Dates:

  1. All courses postponed at this time. Please connect directly with Jennifer for program needs.

Course Fee: $400


Special Registration Information

All registrations go through the Aquatic Director, Jennifer Pageot. Space is limited.

A minimum of 4 candidates must be registered five (5) business days prior to the start of the course.

To enroll, each candidate must provide:

  • Proof of age (17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course) by driver’s license, state identification card, birth certificate, passport or other government-issued photo identification.
  • Proof of current certifications in Lifeguard Training, which includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First aid. Candidates must demonstrate pre-course skills in alignment with the r.17 Lifeguard program. A lifeguard review course is offered Feb 15 & 16 and March 15 & 16 with registration of the LGI course, the fee is $50. Taking this course is recommended to ensure your skills are up to the standard and take a course with an instructor mindset.
  • Successfully complete online orientation prior to the first day of the course.  Online course work is sent to candidates once registration with Jennifer has occurred.  The 2.5 hours orientation to the Red Cross and 4-5 hours orientation to the Lifeguard Instructor Course must be completed 2 business days prior to the start of the course.
  • Successfully complete prerequisite Rescue Skill Scenarios:

Candidate will be expected to demonstrate victim recognition; emergency action plan (EAP) activation, including communicating with other lifeguards; successful rescue using appropriate skills; and follow-up emergency care, as needed. Participants must demonstrate the skills reflected in the r.17 Lifeguard program.

Skills that will be evaluated:

  • CPR- adult, child, infant
  • BVM use
  • AED- adult, child
  • Ventilations- adult, child, infant
  • Primary assessment- adult, child, infant
  • Entries into water
  • Approaches to victim
  • Submerged victim rescue
  • Removal from water using backboard

All online course work must be completed 2 business days prior to the start of the in-person course. Participants must bring a copy of their completed online course work certificate to the first day of class. The online course work is estimated to take between 7 and 8 hours to complete.


Registration Form (pdf)


Send the completed registration form to Jennifer Pageot at the address (or via email ) at the bottom of the page.


Course Completion:
Course completion certificates will be awarded to instructor candidates who successfully complete the pre-course session, attended every class session, successful perform all practice-teaching assignments and past the final written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher (correctly answer at least 40 of 50 questions). Candidates must also demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the course.

Medical Conditions or Disabilities:
Course work will include physical exercise. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions about your ability to participant fully in this course, discuss them with your physician or health-care provider and with Jennifer Pageot before the start of the course.

Refunds or transfers are not permitted.

Contact Jennifer Pageot, below.

Contact Us:

Jennifer Pageot
Assistant Director, Fitness & Recreation Center
Aquatics, Health & Safety
office tel 207-778-7437

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Front desk tel 207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202