Lifeguard Training w/ Waterfront Option: Blended Learning
Online course work & in person skill work to reinforce the program benchmarks.

Participants will be trained to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies in and around the water. Successful completion of the course will gain participants a 2-year certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Spring 2018 Course offerings!

  1. Friday, Feb 16 6-9pm & Saturdays March 3, March 10, March 24 10-6pm Registration code: 260103 A
  2. Friday, March 16 6-9pm & Saturdays March 24, March 31, April 7 10-6pm Registration code: 260103 B
  3. Friday, April 6 6-9pm & Saturdays April 14, April 15, April 21 10-6pm Registration code: 260103 C
  4. Tue. May 22 3-6pm & Wed – Fri., May 23, 24, 25 9a-6pm Registration code: 260103 D * This is an intensive run course with consecutive days- See below
  5. Sun. June 3 – Wed. June 6 9a-6p Registration Code: 261013 E * This is an intensive run course with consecutive days- See below

Day one of each course above will include the pre-course swimming evaluation and  section one of the on-line work. Participants MUST attend day one ready to pass the pre-course and have completed section one of the online course work.

  1. Sun – Wed, June 3, 4, 5, 6 9a-6p: Intensive course offering which requires participants to complete all course work prior to the first day. **Housing Available: Single room, shared living space: $35 w/out bedding, $45 w/bedding**

Waterfront module is added to end of all course above. Participants will complete the waterfront pre-course skills on day one of the course.  Additional fee: $30 | $36

On-line course work information below.

http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af

The link above will take the student to the LOGIN/CREATE LOGIN screen.
First time users will select the “Create Login” button (see next screen)
Returning users will login with their existing credentials
After selecting “login,” the student will automatically be taken to the course launch screen

First-time users will also receive an email confirming their account creation.

  • Students must use unique email addresses when creating accounts.
  • Student emails will not be used for marketing or any other communication unless relevant to using the Direct Links platform.

 

A minimum of 4 registered participants are required 2 two business days prior to the first class.

To Register
Complete the registration form below and submit it to the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center, along with full payment.

Registration Form (pdf)

To enter the course candidates must be 15 years old by the last day of the course and pass the following pre-course swimming skills:

  • 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. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

Waterfront Pre-course:

  • Swim 550 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. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and swim 15 yards underwater retrieving three dive rings, 5 yards apart.
  • Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

Cost
UMF students and UMF Fitness & Recreation Center Members: $200/ Non-Members $240 *discounted fees available to students who are interested in employment at the FRC. Connect with Jennifer directly prior to registration. jennifer.pageot@maine.edu

Refunds:
Course fee, minus $50, will be returned for candidates who are not eligible for the course by not passing the pre-course skill work or completing online course work. Participants who do not meet the overall course requirements or withdraw from the course on or after the first day, are not eligible for any refund.

A free skills evaluation is available.
Participants are encouraged to have their skills assessed prior to the pre-course, held on the first day. Once registered and paid in full, participants will receive 2 visit passes to practice build their endurance in the water and practice pre-course skills

To arrange a free skills evaluation, contact Jennifer Pageot, below.

What to expect:
The pre-course skill check is completed at the start of the first day. Participants should check in at the FRC front desk then head to the pool deck, prepared to swim. Participants should ensure they have completed their expected online course work for each day. A syllabus will be handed out on the first day outlining online course work assignments. Days are long and participants will be most successful arriving to class with a well-rested mind and body. Lunch breaks are given each day, 45 min- 1 hour. Participants should bring: 2 bathing suits and towels, snacks, water bottle and lunch plans.

Questions:
Contact Jennifer Pageot, below.


For Aquatics / Pool info, contact:

Jennifer Pageot
Assistant Director, Fitness & Recreation Center
Aquatic, Health and Safety Educator
jennifer.pageot@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7437

Contact Us

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel 207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202
james.d.toner@maine.edu
blodgett@maine.edu