Lifeguarding w/ Waterfront Option

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.

Upcoming Courses 2020:

  1. April 21 – 24 9am -5pm (registration code: 260103 C)
  2. Fridays 4pm – 9 pm: May 22, May 29, June 5 & June 12 ** DETAILS BELOW
  3. June 18 – 21 9am – 5pm (registration code: 260103 D)

**Summer Employment Special: $120 Lifeguarding Course *Blended Learning style**
Fridays 4pm – 9pm:  May 22, May 29, June 5 & June 12 (registration code: 306103 A)
**Requires online course work to be completed prior to June 5. No waterfront option is available for this course.

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

Registration Form (pdf)

Lifeguard Participant Manual (FREE PDF Download)

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.

Course Fee: $200

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: $50

Refunds and transfers are not permitted.

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 will check in at the FRC front desk then head to the pool deck, prepared to swim.  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